UNITED NATIONS: Voice of Conscience

As the U.N.'s General Assembly reconvened at windswept Flushing Meadow last week, most of the corridor talk among delegates centered around one topic: the Atlantic Treaty. What worried U.N.ers most was whether it had weakened U.N. Some thought so. The Russians, whose press was hoarsely denouncing the pact as a threat to peace, were expected to raise a major row about it in the Assembly. Actually, as Australian Assembly President Herbert ("Doc") Evatt pointed out, the charter provides for regional defense pacts within U.N.'s general framework. The Atlantic pact presented the...

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