UNITED NATIONS: Town Meeting of Two Worlds

Sun and rain chased each other over the San Francisco hills on the day the nations convened to write the U.N. Charter. The bandleader, who was on the sunny side, played The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise. But cynics sneered: "Another League of Nations."

Last week, on the second anniversary of the Charter,* U.N.'s record was still befogged by the optimists and the cynics. Many of the optimists had actually joined the cynics. One clear-eyed Dutchman at San Francisco had been afraid of that. The Netherlands' Eelco van Kleffens had warned: "The...

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