The World: Big Daddy at the U.N.

Decked out in his field marshal's regalia, Uganda's President Idi Amin Dada last week made what must rank as one of the most bizarre debuts ever seen and heard in the United Nations General Assembly. In a prepared address, read by his U.N. delegate, Amin charged that the U.S. had been "colonized by Zionists" and called for "the extinction of Israel as a state." At one point or another, Amin scourged the British (for the "terrible situation" in Ulster), the CIA ("a murder squad") and American blacks (they are responsible for their own "perpetual subjugation"). What did Amin like? Beyond Washington's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!