POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: What It's All About

The San Francisco conference has only one job—to draft a charter for a postwar organization of "peace-loving states." Unlike Versailles after World War I, it is not a peace conference; that will come later. Such matters as Poland may come up at San Francisco, but they are not the primary business of the conference.

Its primary business is to consider and complete the outline of a world charter drawn up last fall by representatives of the U.S., the Soviet Union and Great Britain at Dumbarton Oaks, a private estate in Washington. China...

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