Foreign Relations: Musings from State

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Testifying last month in closed hearings before a Senate subcommittee, Secretary of State Dean Rusk mused about his department and its problems. As made public this week, it was pretty fascinating. Excerpts:

"We do business now with more than 112 governments. During the present calendar year, there will have been elections or changes in government in more than 50 of them. Now I suppose there would be ten or twelve of those changes of government which were unscheduled. That creates a turbulence in our scene. The little island of Zanzibar becomes an independent state this month. How many islands of...