Nation: The Fall of Andy Young

Secrecy, deception and pressure politics trip Carter's friend

It is very difficult to do the things that I think are in the interest of the country and also maintain the standards of protocol and diplomacy ... I really don't feel a bit sorry for anything that I have done. And I could not say to anybody that given the same situation, I wouldn't do it again almost exactly the same way.

With that touch of bravado, Andrew Young last week announced that he had resigned as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Jimmy Carter, expressing...

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