International: From Where to Where?

Everybody said that San Francisco made progress. But how much and what kind of progress, from where to where? Was the charter just Dumbarton Oaks festooned with a Spanish moss of phrases? Or did it bring the world nearer to genuine world government?

Only 25% of the San Francisco charter was picked up from the Big Powers' original Dumbarton Oaks draft. That 25% was still the backbone of the charter and of the new United Nations organization. But-the changes were many and important. Mostly they came in stating the purposes and principles of the organization and in the "curative" functions designed to...

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