Off to the Summit

Hoping for a show of unity, Reagan takes his record on the road

It is the sort of sentimental journey most tourists can only dream of: the successful American's triumphal visit to the land from which obscure forebears set out for the New World generations ago. And so Ronald Reagan's four-day visit to Ireland was carefully planned as a kind of televised wish fulfillment, especially on Sunday in the village of Bally-poreen (pop. 350). There the President was scheduled to pray in the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, look up in the baptismal...

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