UNITED NATIONS: The Vishinsky Approach

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Over the clipped green fields of Flushing Meadow last week, only a few miles distant from the hazy skyline of Manhattan, the encircled flags of U.N.'s 55 nations flapped fitfully in a bland September breeze. Within the limestone and beaverboard temple of U.N.'s General Assembly had gathered the delegates of almost all the world's powers, great, middle and minuscule. Their agenda bulged with more than 60 issues and proposals—from The Bomb to how to make life more comfortable and diverting for visiting delegates.

But in reality there was only one great...

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