Nation: The Devil's Advocate Returns

Arthur Goldberg had talked so often of resigning as Ambassador to the United Nations that when he actually did it last week, apparently because he would be bypassed in any negotiations with North Viet Nam, there was no surprise left. But the choice of his successor was surprising—until it was analyzed.

Former Under Secretary of State George W. Ball was the Administration's most articulate war critic when he quit Washington for Wall Street in 1966. Candidly calling himself "the devil's advocate," he persistently opposed deepening the U.S. involvement in what he terms the Vietnamese "gluepot." Far more Europe-minded than his friend Dean...

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