THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Determination and Adroit Maneuvers

Jimmy Carter has been his own calamity for so long that it is hard to get out of the habit of living with disappointment and near disaster. But last week, when the President stepped down from Air Force One at the end of his European voyage, he had not only staved off a further collapse of American leadership in the world but had also shored up for a time the cause of the democracies.

An avalanche of mismanagement still follows on Carter's heels and could engulf us any moment. But his eight-day display of determination and adroit maneuver has added a...

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