United Nations: Sniping from the Sedan Chair

The U.S. had hoped to muster enough supporters to block the admission of Red China to the United Nations by a simple majority when that perennial issue came up for a vote last week. But when the General Assembly's big new indicator board flashed the final results, the U.S. had to settle for a tie—47 nations for seating Red China, 47 against, and 20 abstentions.

U.S. Ambassador Arthur Goldberg declared that the vote "demonstrated that it is not the U.S. alone which has kept Communist China out of the U.N." That was obvious to anyone who could count. Also...

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