UNITED NATIONS: Holmes's Latest Case

An eminent jurist and certified American hero, Oliver Wendell Holmes, dead these 17 years, came down from Olympus last week to decide one more case.

The case had been argued for two weeks in the new, expensively ugly chamber of the U.N. Security Council overlooking Manhattan's East River. Pakistan's Ahmed S. Bokhari spoke for eleven countries of the Middle and Far East. "The whole of Asia practically knocks at the door of the U.N.," he cried. ". . . It merely says one thing: 'Please, in heaven's name discuss this question . . .' If [you turn us away]...

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