THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: In the Fog, a Man Searching

The Presidency

There are those—and Robert Strauss is one of them—who wake up each morning in the full and firm conviction that inflation is a greater threat to the pursuit of happiness than the Red Army. Jimmy Carter made Strauss his generalissimo of the counterattack, a deadly serious business that Strauss manages to infuse with his durable humor and energy.

"So far," Strauss observed last week, "it is inflation 100, Strauss 0.' For an old pol like Strauss, who used to grab arms and twist them, trying to track down something like inflation is infuriating. "It's a lot of ghosts," he said....

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