Nation: A Top Job for 'Vitamin Z'

One thing about U.S. foreign policy that is sure to change under Jimmy Carter's Administration is its accent−from Henry Kissinger's German to Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski's Polish. As the special presidential assistant for national security affairs, the brilliant 48-year-old Warsaw-born academic will share with Carter and incoming Secretary of State Cyrus Vance the primary responsibility for the conduct of America's foreign affairs. Whether he will overshadow Vance as McGeorge Bundy sometimes did Dean Rusk and Kissinger almost always did William Rogers, remains to be seen.

The author of half a dozen books (including The...

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