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Impartiality at the U.N.

April 07, 1985

In interviewing Arkady N. Shevchenko about "the Soviets' complete disregard of the impartial nature of the U.N. Secretariat" (Book Review, March 10), Juliana Geran Pilon asks or says nothing regarding the issue of Shevchenko and the United States' own disregard in having him spy. Pilon and the right-wing Heritage Foundation have chided American U.N. employees for their impartiality ("Americans at the U.N.: An Endangered Species," Backgrounder 247, Feb. 14, 1983, Pages 14-16). Such double standards are characteristic of the "philosopher" Pilon and the Heritage Foundation's attitude and approach to the United Nations.

JOHN W. OSBORN JR.

Vice President for Model U.N.

and Government Relations

Southern California Division,

United Nations Assn. of the U.S.A.

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