A Dangerous Place
For eight months future Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan served the United States as its Ambassador to the United Nations. During a term of almost unprecedented controversy, editorial debate, and front-page headlines, he alerted both his country and the international forum to new forms of assault upon the idea of human rights, which a new majority in the United Nations was trying to distort and which the developed democracies of the West were unwilling to defend. Moynihan traces the growth of Communist influence in the U.N. and shows how propaganda excited the nations of the Third World to employ the language of freedom in the interests of its suppression. A Dangerous Place is Moynihan's warning based on his experience.