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Letters To The Next President
By Richard G. Lugar
Simon & Schuster, 1988, 283 pp.
Senator Lugar (R-Ind.) is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and served as its chairman in 1985 and 1986. His sensible and clearly written book is simultaneously an indirect criticism of President Reagan and a call for close cooperation between president and Congress in the future conduct of foreign policy. His advice, in a capsule, is: tell the truth, respect the Constitution, work with Congress, and recruit able people as advisers. Substantive chapters on the senator's own role in the restoration of democracy in Guatemala and the Philippines are important additions to the historical record.
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