The Nation: The China Vote: Choler on the Right

THE U.N. vote admitting mainland China and expelling Taiwan stung many Americans, but none more than Richard Nixon's vocal constituents of the Republican right. Uneasy about the President's policy since his wooing of Peking began, they exploded in choleric anger as the U.N. resolution confirmed their worst fears. Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona urged the U.S. to withdraw from the U.N. and expel its headquarters to "some place like Moscow or Peking." California's Governor Ronald Reagan cabled Chiang Kai-shek that the U.N. has been "reduced to the...

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