International: Calculated Conciliation

The two huge green waves, lashed by some abysmal fury, reared up and blotted the sky from view. They seemed about to crash into the quiet, pleasant room, threatening to shatter the fragile decor, engulf the politely conversing statesmen.

These waves of destiny (in oil on canvas by Painter Frederick Waugh) ornamented the delegates' bar in the U.N. General Assembly building and served as an inescapable reminder to statesmen who might forget over Scotch-&-soda that U.N. stands in the midst of apocalyptic forces. The picture of the waves was called The Roaring Forties.


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