Friday, January 02, 2015

And this just in ...

Nothing like spending a day in somebody else's archive, is there? Here's the (then-Manchester) Guardian, live from New York -- well, Lake Success -- in December 1946:

For six hours yesterday nobody had a good word to say for Franco and nobody could agree what to do about him. In one of the most confused and disheartening debates in the history of the United Nations, the Political and Security Committee yesterday managed to agree on nothing more practical than the hope of the delegate from Salvador -- that someday Franco may die in office.

Note the byline: Alistair Cooke, 30 years ahead of his time.

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