From The Publisher: Jul. 19, 1993

Covering the G-7 summit last week in Tokyo was a tricky reporting job. The national leaders, many of them faltering in the polls at home, badly needed to portray the meeting as a success. All the hype made it harder than usual to get an accurate assessment of the week's achievements. Our correspondents spent all day gathering opinions and information from seven different sides, then devoted their evenings to figuring out how much of it was substance and how much smoke and mirrors. Was the "breakthrough" on the GATT talks a promise to create millions of jobs, or just a first...

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