Letter Bomb

Tough talk at the U.N.

When foreign ministers and United Nations ambassadors from 93 Third World delegations concluded a meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 28 by issuing a one-sided anti-American communique, few delegates took much notice. After all, the 21-page declaration had been designed and pushed through by Cuban Foreign Minister Isidoro Malmierca Peoli, hardly an admirer of the U.S., and it repeated the standard litany of Third World gripes about American power. But the reaction of American U.N. Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick was anything but routine.

Kirkpatrick wrote to...

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