World: The Invisible Man

With the exception of the deceased, the most talked about man at Tito's funeral last week was Jimmy Carter.

The reason: perplexity over Carter's decision to pass up an extraordinary international gathering and a chance to underscore personally the U.S. commitment to Yugoslavia's continuing independence. Neither the Administration's expressions of sympathy and support for the country's new leaders nor the presence of the U.S. delegation headed by Vice President Walter Mondale could erase the widespread feeling that Carter had committed yet another foreign policy blunder.

Officials in Belgrade diplomatically declared that "we don't measure the feelings of the government by the level of...

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