INTERNATIONAL VIEW: A COOL REACTION FROM ABROAD

Richard Nixon often suggested that he was personally essential to world peace and prosperity, and it was a notion that played even longer and louder outside the U.S. than it did in Peoria. For many months there was general agreement in a number of foreign capitals that the relentless pursuit of Nixon through Watergate amounted to a kind of dangerously irresponsible "lynch law," as a strident London Times editorial put it a year ago. But by last week overseas perceptions of the nature of America's often puzzling struggle over Watergate had...

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