UNITED NATIONS: Green Is for Hope

Outside the glass tower of the United Nations on Manhattan's East River, a group of pickets paraded every night last week with outsized flashlights. Periodically they flashed the beams, filtered through translucent green paper, against the walls of the U.N. Assembly building. In Europe, green is a symbol for hope. Inside the U.N., the Eleventh General Assembly had met in special session to talk about Hungary.

The Assembly had already passed eleven resolutions on Hungary, including those condemning Russia's brutal suppression of the Hungarian rebellion last fall and demanding that the Soviets withdraw. The Soviets ignored them all. But to keep...

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