Organizations: How Sick Is NATO?

How sick is NATO? Last week at a three-day conference of the Institute of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, the Atlantic Alliance was the patient and received a thoroughgoing examination by a team of international statesmen.

Most alarming in his diagnosis was the U.S.'s Henry Cabot Lodge, ex-Ambassador to the U.N. and Viet Nam, who pronounced the alliance "in real danger," pointedly denounced "unrealistic nationalism"—meaning Charles de Gaulle's France, which had declined to send a representative to the session. But all speakers agreed that the issues go deeper than De Gaulle.

Said Canada's External Affairs Minister Paul Martin: "The...

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