International: Gromyko Takes a Ride

Andrei Gromyko said yes, he would attend the Security Council session that afternoon. Instead, he rode in a black Cadillac through three miles of New York streets. His change of venue might have been a wise one, for the great question before Gromyko and his Russian colleagues did not lie in the Council room, or in the phrases of the UNO Charter, or in Iran. The streets and fields of the U.S. held the answer they sought. From where the Russians sat, the riddle was: would the U.S., over the next few decades, be...

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