Playing It Loose at the Summit

The President prepares for some prickly company

It will be Ronald Reagan's first and only chance to be host at a Western economic summit meeting,* and for months, the President has been planning to make the three-day occasion memorably different from its eight predecessors. Above all, Reagan hopes to give the heads of government of Britain, France, West Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada a chance to chat in a relaxed, informal and authentically all-American style over the Memorial Day weekend. His choice of venue, the restored confines of colonial Williamsburg, seems perfect.

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