Unvanquished: A U.S.-U.N. Saga

Foreign Affairs,
September/October 1999
The head of the United Nations has one of the hardest jobs in the world — as the last holder of that office, Boutros-Ghali, reminds the reader repeatedly throughout this extended apologia. In a grumbling voice, he details his five-year battle with Washington, a battle that ended with a U.S. veto of his reelection bid,...