The shah is a man in a hurry, eager to turn his prosperous country into a modern, secular state, but much of Iran’s citizenry insists on honoring its ancient traditions.
The President and the Professor blocked out a daring course: “stop-go retreat” from Vietnam and manipulation of bigpower antagonisms. They took a first in Peking, covered ground in Moscow, and now, the election won, with or without Henry Kissinger at his side, the President has another four years in which to travel the new direction of international diplomacy. Where will it take us?
PETER USTINOV has made his mark as an actor, a playwright, a novelist, a director, and a producer in films, on the legitimate stage, and in radio and television. These musings extracted from a beguiling conversation with HENRY BRANDON, associate editor and Washington correspondent of the SUNDAY TIMES of London, explain how he came to be the man he is.