THE ADMINISTRATION: President Ford's Far Eastern Road Show

The point of Gerald Ford's journey halfway round the world last week lay chiefly in its symbolism. He sought no major new agreements with leaders of Japan, South Korea and the Soviet Union. He offered no change in U.S. foreign policy. But as he traveled, he was visibly performing as a global leader and dramatizing the fact that on the world stage, no one is more important than the U.S. President.

At his elbow during the trip was his foreign policy tutor, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who boasted that his student was...

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