UNITED NATIONS: Progress Report, Nov. 18, 1946

Philosophized Lebanon's husky, furrow-browed Charles Habib Malik (Ph.D., Harvard) : "As Aristotle said ... a horse runs —it does not converse. A house does not make love—it is for living in." Malik's question: What is U.N. good for?

Lebanon gave its own answer when it suggested that U.N. have the world's greatest books translated into all the world's languages. In U.N.'s General (Steering) Committee one day last week, the proposal caused a weary two-hour debate. Queried Russia (Andrei Gromyko): "What is the cost of such enterprise?..." Replied Lebanon: ". . . Small, in proportion to the benefit. . . ."


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