UNITED NATIONS: Doubts & Debates

In its graceful glass and marble palace by New York's East River, the ninth U.N. General Assembly opened last week with outward smoothness and inner doubts. Only one Big Four Foreign Minister, John Foster Dulles of the U.S., was on hand, and many delegates muttered that the U.N. was being bypassed, that the major decisions were all being made outside, at Geneva and in the private councils of the big powers.

Hardly had the delegates taken their seats and begun the formalities when up shot the hand of Russia's Andrei Vishinsky. This gesture, now considered as predictable as the arrival...

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