Nation: Now, Back to Face the Music

A host of issues confront a President who has yet to get his job in focus

From the scabrous slums of New Delhi to the gilded grandeur of Versailles, Jimmy Carter absorbed a hefty chunk of the world in his grinding nine-day tour of seven countries. It was a trip compounded of princes and paupers, of weighty talk and lighthearted banter, of solemn ceremony and hilarious, sometimes embarrassing slipups. The down-to-earth couple from Plains greeted the New Year by joining the royal couple of Iran in the fairyland setting of the Shah's palace,...

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