Andy Young: Bull in a China Shop
In world politics as elsewhere, good judgment is a must.
Andrew Young is attractive, quick
and articulate. But his political judgment was in question almost
from Day One of his service as U.S. representative to the United Nations.
Resigning, he said he had appreciated the opportunity to serve, but
he added: "I am afraid, however, that my conduct has created serious difficulties for the administration on
It has indeed—yet he had plunged
right ahead in the past, either not
learning or not caring. It seems
certain that hell remain in the public eye. He has charisma to spare
and his old seat in Congress or even
some higher elective office would not
appear beyond reach should he
choose to take that route again.
Yet somewhere along the line he'll
have to apply better judgment to his
and his country's affairs than in his
as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations.
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Peking Space For Sale
Much less has been heard of Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping lately, certainly less than around the time of
his U.S. tour. But the opening up of Red China continues apace, as Deng
has urged — marked most recently by a decision to sell billboard advertising to foreigners in China's capital of Peking.
Only a few years ago, a visitor could hardly look up, down or across
a principal street, or around an airport or railway station, without
being confronted by Chairman Mao in color, perhaps covering the entire
side or front half of a building.
Later, Mao's portraits became
fewer, challenged in number and
prominence by colorful depictions of
youth groups and military or farming units—all marching heroically
onward and upward.
One could scarcely have dreamed
that tiny Mr. Deng's rush toward
Westernization — and it seems fair
to call it that — would by now have
included opening some sign space, at
a price, along the teeming boulevards of Peking.
First to announce arrangements to
rent billboard space from a new
Peking government contracting
agency was Smith-Kline, U.S. pharmaceuticals and medical-equipment
company. To begin, the company will have space on five downtown
Peking billboards heretofore decorated only with political slogans.
The charge to U.S. advertisers will be $5,000 to $15,000 for six-month use
of signboards 19 by 16 feet. A New York Times dispatch tells us that's
roughly half the price for like billboard space in Manhattan.
Note: In China, commercialization of heretofore almost solely political
facilities seems to be breaking out all over. Shanghai's principal Communist newspaper has been offering
space to U.S. and other foreign advertisers through an office in Hong Kong.
But Sex Is More Fun
"Cars are Called Riskier than Nuclear Reactors," read the headline over a Wall Street Journal dispatch from Bonn reporting on a
three-year nuclear risk study in West Germany.
Yes, said the report, a German commuter living near a nuclear
installation "has 250 chances in a million of dying in a traffic accident
vs. 0.01 chances in a million of dying of radiation."
U.S. nuclear energy proponents may be even more imaginative in
promotion for nuclear, power. In the Chicago airport terminal, the other
day, young women were handing out literature supporting nuclear power.
They also earned protective signs, one reading "Sex is more dangerous to your health than nuclear power."
My wife and I, hurrying toward our boarding gate, did not pause for the report on that.
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