THE PRESIDENCY: Change of Tactics

It had become a routine question at every presidential press conference: were there any plans for another Big Three meeting? Invariably, the President had ducked it. Last week Harry Truman answered it—with a flat No.

The President went on to explain. He was not in favor of special conferences, he said, and never had been. It was special conferences which wrecked the League of Nations, and he wanted the United Nations Organization to work. Therefore UNO would take over matters previously transacted at Big Three meetings. If UNO works as it should, said the President, there would be no need for...

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