By tradition the U.S. Secretary of State tries to meet with as many foreign ministers as he can during the opening weeks of the U.N. General Assembly. But the U.N. has grown so rapidly in recent years that what was once routine diplomacy has now become a kind of diplomatic marathon. By the end of this week, Secretary of State Wil liam Rogers — hoarse of voice and red of eye — will have spent eleven days in New York; in that time, he will have held bilateral discussions with no few er than 66 foreign ministers or their...

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