THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: An Unmistakable Footprint

The Presidency

There is a new American view of the world that is struggling to be born. "If détente is in limbo," asked one of the President's men last week, "what is going to take its place?" "We are forging a new method of response to the Soviets," suggested another key Carter planner. "Until now, responses have been mostly military. This will be much more political, cultural and economic."

What encourages such expansive and philosophical ruminations is that the world seems to be tilting ever so slightly, for a change, toward the U.S....

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