Summitry: A Most Exclusive Club

Reagan's European trip ends with a show of harmony and a shower of words

There was plenty of pomp and cordiality, all part of the now familiar ritual of summitry. Of substance, there was much less to record. Open disharmony was almost unthinkable, leaving little to disturb the elevated camaraderie that dominated three days of meetings as the leaders of the major non-Communist industrialized nations (the U.S., Japan, West Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Canada) gathered last week for their tenth annual economic summit meeting. .The sessions at London's pillared, flag-bedecked Lancaster House...

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