FOREIGN RELATIONS: Tumult at the Waldorf

A hurricane of charges and countercharges whirled through Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria last week while pickets chanted, prayed and shouted on the sidewalks outside. At the storm's center, 2,800 delegates to the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace—Communists and both calculating and befuddled followers—wallowed in a sea of windy "peace" talk. In all the tumult, the delegates and their gusts of fog-laden dialectics could at first hardly be heard.

The State Department, which had already labeled the conference as a Communist sounding board, issued a 36-page white paper reciting the Soviet government's...

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