Harry Truman greeted it as "the world's supreme deliberative body." What were the bones behind that fat phrase? What was the "Assembly of the United Nations" whose advent in New York raised vague but earnest hope, vague and earnest bewilderment? People were becoming familiar with the eleven-man U.N. Security Council, which met in continuous session to keep the world's continuously threatened peace. What was there left for this 51-nation Assembly to do? Where did it come in?

The Assembly: ¶Is a sort of town meeting of the world which can discuss anything, make recommendations to the Security Council and the...

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