THE NATIONS: Pledging Allegiance

The U.S. last week, more firmly than ever before, pledged its allegiance to the international community of the United Nations. When Eisenhower's oratorical outscoring of Nikita Khrushchev is forgotten, this commitment will be remembered. U.S. policymakers reckoned finally with the fact that 1) the U.N. is an immensely valuable instrument of peace, and 2) the U.N.'s neutral and uncommitted nations, though determined to avoid entangling themselves in the cold war. nonetheless have a future ambition comparable to the U.S.'s own ultimate foreign policy goal. The goal: a world of peaceable, independent...

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