The Nixon Guide To World Travel

Carroll, John S.
May 1972
New Republic;5/6/72, Vol. 166 Issue 19, p19
Focuses on the phenomenon that going abroad at the time of elections brings votes as witnessed by the U.S. President Richard Nixon in his tenure as Vice President. Discovery of the phenomenon during his vice presidential years that even an utterly perfunctory foreign visit can be useful; Reference to instances when the vote bank of the President had increased; Mention of his trip to the Soviet Union; Faith in the phenomenon inspite of his defeats; Views that a politician gains publicity by going abroad coupled with the notion of international statesmanship; Statement that the people of the U.S. support those Presidents who deal with foreigners; Views that any decision a President makes in foreign policy will be rewarded by a short-term political gain.


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