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Richard Nixon's first love has always been foreign policy. He has written four books on the subject (No More Vietnams was published this month) and maintains a network of high- level contacts. The appointment of a new Soviet leader was much on his mind last week when he met with TIME Washington Bureau Chief Strobe Talbott and Senior Editor Stephen Smith. Looking tanned and fit after a vacation in the Bahamas, the former President said he had recovered from a prolonged bout of shingles. In his first on-the-record interview since November 1984, Nixon discussed the pitfalls of summitry and assessed the...

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