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"The point is," the Secretary-General said sharply, "that I can't help anybody much
. This man and his country have virtually destroyed my office and the UN itself." "
But without the Secretary-General," Terry objected with a sunny disbelief, "where
would any of us be?" "That is exactly it," the S.-G. said grimly. "It is the question
you should ask yourselves before it is too late altogether." "You are turning a
delightful luncheon into a debate," the Soviet Ambassador said regretfully.
the Secretary-General asked. "I have some sherry, or something stronger." "
Sherry will be fine," the Secretary said. Tve got to cut down on this UN high life. I
don't see how you regulars stand it" "It took me a while to arrive at a happy
compromise," the S.-G. admitted with a smile. "The British left us a drinking
tradition in Lagos, but it's nothing like this." "Of course I suppose it has its purpose
, as much as in Washington. A good deal of your business gets done at
receptions, cocktail parties, ...
"He wasn't advised at all," the Secretary said bluntly. "I failed him, because I didn't
know that he had advanced the hour of his press conference. It was an
understandable human error." "The world turns these days on understandable
human errors to which understanding is refused," the Secretary-General said. "It
is the business of many here not to understand. No amount of explanation could
erase now either the general impression left by the remarks or the decision not to
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This is Drury's 1966 follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Advise and Consent. The first was an in-depth look at the workings of the Senate and the presidency. Drury's right-wing politics ... Read full review
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A novel of its time; the ruler of the African nation of Gorotoland uses American racial inequality to push for full independence from England, using the United Nations as a forum. Of course the ruler ... Read full review