Nation: Brzezinski on the Record

Zbigniew Brzezinski spent three hours with TIME Correspondent Christopher Ogden before Jimmy Carter's election, discussing the problems that will soon become his daily concern.

ON HENRY KISSINGER'S POLICIES: I don't think he has been overly soft on the Soviets. I think he has overemphasized the bilateral Soviet-American relationship to the point of slighting other relationships, creating uneasiness and overselling detente."

U.S.-SOVIET RELATIONS: "We should develop closer East-West relations, but our public must be told that this relationship is competitive by history's dictates and cooperative by contemporary necessities. I don't think we can use...

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