Nation: A Problem Of How To Lead

Dissatisfaction is the Washington mood

Flying high over Germany on his recent state visit, Jimmy Carter received an urgent message from the steward of Air Force One—three of the President's aides said they had to see him immediately. The President agreed. What now? What new crisis could have arisen?

In came Hamilton Jordan, Jody Powell and Jerry Rafshoon, their arms linked like those of chorus girls. They chanted their urgent message: "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

The startled President laughed heartily, but the burlesque was not entirely a joke. What confronted Jimmy...

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