The New Style of Exposure

In this era of world leadership, the metal detector is the altar and the minicam may be god.

In just 20 years, terrorism, communications, the jet plane and the increase of wealth and knowledge have forced, to varying degrees, world leaders into a haunted and secret peerage whose links with the people they guide are meticulously cleansed and staged. All of them lament this fact, from the Pope to the Prince of Wales, and none more than Ronald Reagan on his Old World pilgrimage, but they know their new age of isolation is nevertheless a stark fact of life.

The old order may...

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