UNITED NATIONS: Kissinger's Plea for Peace

That annual rite of fall in Manhattan — the convening of the U.N. General Assembly — got off to a celebrity-studded start last week. The undisputed star of the show was Henry Kissinger.

In his first week as Secretary of State, he seemed determined to touch bases with as many of the 135 member nations as possible. When he led off the week with an address before the General Assembly, the mood was one of almost tangible excitement. Ushers noted with surprise that all copies of the text had been snatched up beforehand....

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