In This Review

The U.S., the U.N., and the Management of Global Change
The U.S., the U.N., and the Management of Global Change
Edited by Toby Trister Gati
New York University Press, 1983, 380 pp

Periodically the U.N. is reexamined to see how well it has fulfilled the hopes of its founders, the principles of the Charter, and the interests of its members, notably the United States. This 35-year review undertaken by the United Nations Association comprises 16 papers or reports. All are moderate, free of illusion and relatively well disposed toward the world organization-none wish to take the U.S. out of the U.N. or the U.N. out of the U.S. The authors know their subjects well, but the large number of contributions makes for considerable repetition. For the general reader the chapter on international organization in Abba Eban's book, noted above, covers the same ground more briefly and with much more style.