UNITED NATIONS: The Bad Loser

Whenever men recall the 15th General Assembly of the United Nations in years to come, the image before their mind's eye would be that of Nikita Khrushchev, grinning like a delinquent adolescent as he pounded his desk and shouted. By his own doing, Khrushchev last week engraved himself upon the world's memory as a man indifferent to or contemptuous of civilized restraint and parliamentary procedures, a dictator deluded by the conviction that his vast power frees him from the obligation to show a decent respect for the opinions of mankind.

Khrushchev seemed...

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