International: Unanimity of the Great

Unanimity of the Great

UNO has never felt quite strong enough to walk without the crutch of Big Three meetings. When Harry Truman removed the crutch last week, Russia and Britain wondered just what Truman meant.

While agreeing with the President's principle, the British did not like his blunt oversimplification. Moscow's Pravda pooh-poohed talk of limited national sovereignty or abolition of big-power vetoes, reiterated Russian belief that the future of UNO depends on "unanimity of the great powers in passing on the most important resolutions." Pravda, however, displayed no doubt of essential Big Three...