THE NATIONS: Stalemate in Paris

Philip Jessup, by vocation a professor of international law (Columbia) and by persuasion a liberal, tried hard all week to explain the meaning of objectivity to Andrei Gromyko, by vocation and persuasion a Communist. Professor Jessup had a hard job.

Since the Big Four Foreign Ministers' deputies were in Paris only to draft a program for a future conference of their bosses, Jessup and his British and French colleagues simply wanted to list topics of discussion, in an order that did not prejudge their importance and in language that did not anticipate any decisions. Gromyko wanted a loaded agenda. He insisted...

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