National Affairs: Battleground

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From high in the dome of the General Assembly Building, bracelets of light beamed down upon the people below. From rows of windowed rooms in the fluted concave walls peered the camera eyes of the world. Against a starkly simple backdrop of the leaf-rimmed United Nations emblem, the Secretary-General of the U.N. and the newly elected Assembly President, Ireland's Frederick H. Boland, sat like somber judges at a high marbled desk, while before them, dwarfed by the cathedral-like immensity of the hall and by their own sense of impending history, the delegations of...

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