United Nations: A Week of Reason

It was a dark week for Soviet diplomacy in the U.N. In the past the Communists have often seemed to have an infallible touch with the small, excitable new nations, and critics of the U.N. have tended to write off the Afro-Asian "bloc"' as hopelessly proCommunist. But the situation looked very different when, twice in one day last week, the Moscow line on major policy items was rejected in favor of moderate stands.

In the General Assembly, defeat for the Soviets came on the question of censuring Portugal's role in Angola, the huge...

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