The World: On the Hustings with Moshe Dayan

It had all the trappings of an American political campaign trip: advance men running around with clipboards; overly efficient volunteers bossing one another and everyone else around; dour Secret Service agents in double-knit suits mumbling to one another through microphones hidden up their sleeves. At the center of the hubbub, surrounded by a phalanx of plainclothesmen, was "the Man"—bald, stocky and distinguished by the world's most famous eye patch.

In reality, it was not a political tour at all, in the usual sense, but the first leg of the Moshe Dayan road show to Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Ostensibly, Israel's Foreign...

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