Nation: Wrongheaded and Unjustified

At the U.N. the Third World rises up against a false friend

The climax was almost preordained, and yet it came with surprising speed. After four days of debate had passed and 74 delegates had followed each other to the speaker's podium of the United Nations General Assembly, it was now time to vote. The Assembly's Tanzanian president, Salim Ahmed Salim, invited the 152 delegations to record their votes on two electronic boards behind the rostrum. The boards suddenly lit up as the delegates pushed the buttons at their desks—green for yes, red for...

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