Clinton's People: Tony Lake

A Foreign Policy Puritan On the farm, teaching, and in government, TONY LAKE blends realism with idealism

When Bill Clinton was phoning world leaders the day after he won the election, he made a point of placing a call, right after talking with Britain's John Major, to a farm in Worthington, Massachusetts. He wanted to thank Tony Lake, described by a campaign aide as the "heart and soul" of Clinton's foreign policy team, for orchestrating the strategy that managed to neutralize voters' concerns about Clinton's inexperience on the world stage. Characteristically, Lake was not hanging around Little Rock or jockeying for West Wing office space. He had already returned to his cows, his close-knit family and his students...

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