THE ADMINISTRATION: Do-lt-Yourself Diplomacy

Jimmy Carter seems determined to apply his people-to-people approach to foreign affairs as well. He pledged an open foreign policy during the campaign, and he seems to have meant it. Whether Foggy Bottom and U.S. diplomacy can take it remains to be seen.

Carter appears to be flinging about foreign policy ideas with abandon. At his first news conference, he ticked off points for strategic arms talks with Russia. He made personal contact with Soviet dissidents. During the great phone-in he reiterated his intention to try to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. Last week Carter was at it...

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