The Nation: Point Man, or Unguided Missile?

Jimmy Carter's next scheduled foreign policy foray is to New York City, where he plans this week to explain his Administration's diplomatic aims at the U.N. Carter's visit coincides with a U.N. debut of sorts for his close Georgia political comrade Andrew Young, who presides for the first time over the Security Council this month. Biggest item on the agenda: a politically touchy debate over a resolution by black African nations to impose tough economic and arms-supply sanctions on white-ruled South Africa.

By any measure, U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young is the Administration's most relentless practitioner of "open" diplomacy....

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