Who's in Charge?

March 1979
New Republic;3/3/79, Vol. 180 Issue 9, p3
Describes the book "The New American Political System" and applies its question "Who runs this place? Who's in charge?" to United States President Jimmy Carter's efforts to pitch a strategic arms limitation treaty (SALT II) agreements with the Soviet Union to the Senate. Essays from the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute; Treaty ratification requirement for two-thirds Senate vote; Carter's warning that the nuclear arms race will surge without SALT; Realization that American presidents have more scope in foreign than domestic affairs.


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