The Presidency: A Sense of Privacy

Ronald Reagan is at once more a part of the Washington scene than his predecessor, and, in another way, more removed. He has, as every President before, begun making his own patterns of leadership and life in the White House.

He is husbanding his personal privacy; yet he ventures forth more in person into the regular capital routines. Perhaps it is his conditioning in show business that makes it so. In that world the adoration of the masses is cultivated, but the crowds are in most instances kept at a certain distance.

For 20 years now, reporters have verbally manhandled the...

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