America Abroad

Journey Without Maps

Two cheers for President Bush's performance during the grand finale of the Soviet era. Granted, there has been more tone than content to his approach, but the tone has been just about right.

In other contexts, Bush's obsession with prudence and caution sometimes makes him seem like a stick-in-the-mud. But recently, when even the most exhilarating events have often seemed to be moving too fast for anyone's good, Bush's go-slow instincts were welcome. Given the manic tempo of the times, it's been comforting to know that George was there, working the phones, talking with his old friend Mikhail and his new...

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