United Nations: Man as an End in Himself

In the lobbies and meeting halls of the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson often hears the argument of new nations that democracy is a luxury they cannot afford. Stevenson can make a good case to the contrary, as he showed last week in an eloquent address in Manhattan before the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions:

"There is precious little dignity or equality in our natural state. Most human beings have to spend their lives in utter vulnerability. All are born unequal, in terms of capacity or strength . . . and survive only through the restraint shown...

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