United Nations: Back in Business

The U.S. last week agreed that it was far better to preserve the United Nations as a forum for international discussion than to paralyze it in pursuit of a futile principle. "We are faced with a simple and inescapable fact of life," explained Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg in his maiden speech in the U.N. "The consensus of the membership is that the Assembly should proceed normally. We will not seek to frustrate that consensus."

The issue was Article 19 of the U.N. Charter, which provides that members failing to pay their dues lose their vote in...

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