UNITED NATIONS AND WORLD COMMUNITY by A. H. Feller

UNITED NATIONS AND WORLD COMMUNITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An encouraging appraisal of the United Nations by the man who has acted as General Counsel to our international organization since the San Francisco Conference. Mr. Feller defines the charter and duties of the branches of the UN, then considers the modifications made in usage and the deeds accomplished. He shows how the General Assembly has gradually taken on more duties when the Security Council was blocked by the veto, although it has powers only of recommendation, not command, and discusses Kashmir, Indonesia, Korea, and Palestine as examples of varied ways of meeting affronts to the peace. While he recognizes that a Charter can only be stretched so far through interpretation, he upholds it as the beginning of world law, a legal- moral affair. In the UN we have also a world community in which many more nations hope to join and a meeting place for all parties to discuss and mediate. Reasoned, reliable, affirmative.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1952
Publisher: Little, Brown