Time Essay: The U.N.: Forum or Kangaroo Court?

Old hands around the United Nations can scarcely believe it.

For the first time in years, the U.N. has actually become a topic of conversation or argument with Americans. Last week, just as he had done the week before, U.S. Ambassador John Scali warned the delegates about "the mood of the American people" toward the U.N. In Congress that mood is particularly unfriendly.

The anger has been generated by several actions taken during the present session. To some Americans it seemed as if the U.N., with the ever growing Third World contingent in control of the General Assembly, were condoning the attitudes of...

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