Carter: Take the Initiative

Jimmy Carter rightly remembers the Camp David accords as the crowning achievement of his presidency, and he would like to ensure that they do not come to naught. In his new book, The Blood of Abraham, to be published next week by Houghton Mifflin, Carter traces the history of Middle East conflicts from biblical times and implores the Reagan Administration to make a more strenuous effort to resolve them.

"Under Reagan, the peace process has come to a screeching halt," Carter declares, "and the debacle in Lebanon severely damaged or destroyed our influence in that area." Carter complains that instead of...

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