DIPLOMACY: A New Stripe at the U.N.

It's U.N. time again. The forthcoming debate over the seating of Red China promises to make the 1971 Assembly session, which begins next week, the most dramatic in a decade. President Nixon's proposal of dual representation for China is a major departure from previous U.S. goals in the international body. Equally novel, in its way, is the exuberant style of the man charged with making that policy succeed: Texas politician-turned-ambassador, George Bush, 47.

Decked out in bright candy-striped shirts, Bush has stormed the protocol-conscious circle of U.N. diplomats since his arrival last...

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