The Private Travels of Nixon

Still something of a statesman outside his own country

To the dismay of some and the delight of a few, Richard Nixon was back in the headlines. Ronald Reagan had asked him to join ex-Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in the official U.S. delegation to the funeral of Egypt's Anwar Sadat. Then, mysteriously, Nixon had embarked on a private week's tour of Middle Eastern and North African capitals, fueling rumors that he was acting as an unofficial emissary for Reagan. (Not so, say both Nixon and the White House.) Just back from that trip, Nixon talked with TIME's Washington Contributing Editor...

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