UNITED NATIONS: Quickly & Quietly

After the high drama of Suez and Hungary, which dominated the Eleventh General Assembly of the United Nations, delegates to the Twelfth General Assembly gathered in Manhattan last week, willing to be more prosaic. "Frankly," said one Western diplomat, "we hope this is going to be a dull, dreary and fast session."

There were issues galore to orate about—Algeria, Cyprus, Kashmir, Syria, South Africa, Red China's membership, Palestine refugees, Hungary's aftermath, disarmament. The words would be many and searing, but the professionals on hand hoped that little action would be required....

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