FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Unhappy Shakespearean

Over the years, Americans have learned to distinguish some of the names of the men who come to the U.N. to denounce the U.S. One of the more prominent among these was Juliusz Katz-Suchy, in 1951 the churlish chief of Poland's U.N. delegation. In anti-American invective, Katz-Suchy seemed to be the match of any of his Russian or other Iron Curtain colleagues; occasionally he even spiced his Marxist denunciations of the U.S. as warmonger, slavemaster and cannibal with quotations from Shakespeare. But U.N. colleagues who knew him insisted that there were symptoms of Western infection noticeable in Katz-Suchy.

He looked,...

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