The Press: We Trouble

New York's World-Telegram & Sun was boiling mad. What made it mad was the sidetracking by the United Nations of the U.S. resolution to brand the Chinese Communists as aggressors. The World-Telly blamed this "humiliating defeat" on the State Department's "political ineptitude" in failing to keep on its side nations "presumed to be our friends," i.e., Britain, France, et al.

The World-Telly's editorial was read, among others, by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, one of its own columnists. She didn't like it. Said she, in her column three days later: "I am sure it will not create greater unity." Besides, Mrs. Roosevelt explained with...

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