No More Mr. Nice Guy

In a speech to the U.N., the old Reagan overtakes the new

On the dollar bill, the American eagle is represented clutching an olive branch in one talon, a sheaf of arrows in the other. Ronald Reagan has been trying to present a somewhat similar image of his policy toward the Soviet Union: a string of arms-control proposals coupled with unyielding resistance to Soviet expansionism. Touring Europe two weeks ago, the President waved the olive branch so heavily that he stirred talk of a "new Reagan"—flexible, centrist and eager to negotiate. But last week,...

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