International: Flickering Fraternity

Cried Dr. Joseph Charles of Haiti: "Fraternity! Luminous entity which comes out of the flame and the heat, may you enlighten this august assembly . . . so that the structure of the future should never take the form of tombs. . . ."

There was indeed a faint glimmer of enlightenment over the U.N.'s General Assembly last week, and more than an occasional flicker of fraternity. All the week's major subjects were old quarrels, inevitably disinterred, but the U.N. Assemblymen approached them with new determination to have another go at the world's endless agenda of discord.

Spain. In his initial report, Secretary...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!