Nation: Accentuating the Positive

Reagan's win has world leaders looking on the bright side

Last week's cover of the Italian weekly Panorama featured a drawing of America's President-elect wearing a cowboy suit and brandishing a six-shooter. The caption alluded without subtlety to his career in Hollywood: "Ronald Reagan in Il Presidente." During the months before the election, many leaders around the world, including friends of the U.S. as well as its enemies, held the same scathing view of Reagan as being as flashy and light as Hollywood tinsel. But now that he has been elected, some are...

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