THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: It's a Time of Testing

The Presidency

Some of those close to the President see a man wielding power who is struggling now as much with himself as with an angry world. How to get information? What sources to believe? Whom to consult? When to act? What to say? Which of his staff to unleash? Which to restrain?

It is the riddle of leadership. Jimmy Carter's 17 months of training have taught him to appreciate the unnerving complexities of managing power. But his lack of experience still seriously fetters him. Participants in his rising attack on the Soviet and Cuban...

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