FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Importance of Importance

The Importance of Importance In confident tone John Foster Dulles said last week that the proposal for the U.S. to quit the United Nations if Red China becomes a member "strikes a note of defeatism which I think is entirely unjustified." Dulles' firm view: Red China will not be admitted; therefore, there is no need for the U.S. to commit itself, even contingently, to a policy of withdrawal.

Attempts That Failed. In various U.N. agencies and committees more than 150 attempts have been made (23 of them since the Eisenhower Administration took office) to seat a Chinese Communist delegate....

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