Discords abound as Carter meets the West's leaders in Venice
I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs;
A palace and a prison on each hand:
... and a dying Glory smiles
O'er the far times, when many a subject land Look 'd to the winged Lion's marble piles,
Where Venice sate in state,
throned on her hundred isles! Lord Byron (1818)
Like Childe Harold, Jimmy Carter was on a pilgrimage to Venice this week, not to muse on the fate of a vanished empire but to confer with...