United Nations: Thanks for Nothing

Some time soon, Burma's U Thant must decide if he wants a full five-year stint as United Nations Secretary-General after his present temporary term expires next April. The U.S. hopes he will stay on, the Asian and African nations mostly support him, and his visits to eight countries in the past four months have shown that he is well regarded in most of Western Europe and Latin America. But what about the Communists? Last week ubiquitous U Thant bustled off to Russia to see how he rates.

Flying into Moscow's almost empty Sheremetyevo Airport, the beaming, bespectacled Acting Secretary-General solemnly...

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