America Abroad the Need for New Thinking

If a computer were to design the ideal President to deal with Mikhail Gorbachev, it might whir and buzz and come up with George Bush. As Ambassador to the United Nations, Bush got to know the folkways of the world forum where Gorbachev has been concentrating much of his genius for public diplomacy. As the U.S.'s man in China, Bush had a crash course in Communism and geopolitics. As director of Central Intelligence, he learned what KGB networks and Soviet missile warheads could do to the West on a bad day. As Vice President, he met as many General Secretaries as...

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