UNITED NATIONS: The Boycott Backlash

American Sociologist Daniel Bell was outraged. So were West German Novelist Heinrich Boll, France's former Culture Minister Andre Malraux and British Poet-Critic Stephen Spender. An indignant committee of Nobel laureates called upon U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to complain. Novelist Saul Bellow was so angry that he exploded at an international P.E.N. congress in Jerusalem last week: "They are stupid, ignorant, partisan. And I think they are a lot of swine."

What incensed them, as well as hundreds of other prominent Western intellectuals, was the blatantly discriminatory acts against Israel recently adopted...

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