UNITED NATIONS: Come Back, Come Back

Almost as soon as they won their victory, some U.N. diplomats in the Arab-Asian bloc realized they had gone too far.

They had forced a General Assembly debate on Algeria, but at the price of France's angry walkout from the Assembly—a price too great to pay for the barren pleasure of meddling in, but not easing, an essentially French internal affair.

Last week, skillfully urged by India's V. K. Krishna Menon, the Arab-Asian bloc beat a delicate retreat. Without a dissenting voice, the General Assembly agreed to drop the Algerian case from the agenda. In Paris, France's Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay...

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