United Nations: The 18th Session

A fair wind snapped the flags of 111 countries into a quiver of color as the United Nations General Assembly began its 18th session last week. To most of the delegates, it was more than a warm, late-summer breeze off Manhattan's East River. It was a wind of hope —however mild. Even the Soviet Union's dour Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko remarked it. Last year his opening speech took the form of a tirade against U.S. policy toward Cuba, but now Gromyko was all coexistence and détente—"the good wind whose breath is today...

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