Reagan: Clouds over a Holiday

An out-of-touch President, and events getting out of control

An out-of-touch President, and events getting out of control

For many Americans an Easter holiday in the Caribbean is a pleasant way to forget the cares of the world for a few days. Their President is not so lucky. The reasons go well beyond the fact that Ronald Reagan, for image-building purposes, felt obliged to turn his five-day jaunt to Jamaica and Barbados last week into a "working vacation" that featured meetings with leaders of some of the area's island states as well as a bit of swimming in the turquoise waters. Whether in unseasonably cold Washington or under the blazing Caribbean...

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