UNITED NATIONS: Exit the Bad Malik

In the United Nations last week, the bad Malik† said No for what was probably the last time. In an hour-long speech sputtering with the standard invective, he announced Russia's complete rejection of the five-power disarmament talks proposed last month by the U.S., Britain and France. He also took a sideswipe at Ike Eisenhower, who, claimed Malik, has "a mad armament race as his platform."

As Russia's chief delegate to the U.N. since 1948, Malik has rivaled even his predecessor Gromyko for plain cussedness (52 vetoes), false charges (germ warfare) and phony offers (the Korean truce). In 1950 he became...

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