Diplomats are not figures of fun to Journalist Ladislas Farago, a short, soft-spoken Hungarian. He wants the world to realize that diplomats are not "striped-pants people and cookie-pushers." To show the shirtsleeve tenor of the new diplomacy, he has launched a self-styled "international journal," Corps Diplomatique, a Washington fortnightly.

Farago's first issue featured sober articles on U.N.'s Military Staff Committee, the plans to broaden Britain's traditionally upper-crust Foreign Office, and Russia's efforts to dominate civil aviation in Eastern Europe. But Corps Diplomatique still seems most at home in its social column, "Embassy Row," served up with heady...

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