THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: A Touch of the Healing Grace

In the conduct of foreign policy, Jimmy Carter's presidency has become profoundly personal. His initiatives often emerge from his heart, his reasoning is founded to an extraordinary degree on his religious feelings, and his preparations are made in the deepest secrecy. The extent to which he differs from his predeccessors and has changed his original intentions is only now fully appreciated.

His approach is hailed by his partisans for its innovativeness, courage and commitment. But it is increasingly questioned by critics for the jolts it produces and the perception of self-centered leadership...

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