IDEOLOGIES: One Man's Popeye

The United Nations were supposed to do all the talking about politics. UNESCO was to concern itself with culture. But last week in Mexico City, at UNESCO's second world conference, delegates wrangled heatedly over the politics of culture. Under heaviest fire were the culture and politics of the U.S.

Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, chief of the Indian delegation, began with some sarcastic comments on "the free flow of information" with which U.S. delegates say they would like to wash the world. It would just mean, said he, a flood of U.S. crossword puzzles, detective...

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