UNITED NATIONS: Coming of Age

In familiar Communist fashion, the delegate of the U.S.S.R. resolutely insulted his fellow delegates at a meeting of a U.N. economic commission gathered in Bandung, Indonesia. Asia is being fooled, said Russia's chunky S. S. Nemchina; the U.S. is helping Asian lands only to enslave and "rob" them, and sinister strings are attached to U.S. offers. The Asians responded in unfamiliar fashion. Nemchina's words had stung their pride: instead of trying to prove their neutralism, the delegates of India, Burma and Pakistan sprang to the defense of the U.S.:

¶ Said Burma's U Kyaw Myint: "We have...

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