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Dangerous democracy in the UN

The Opinion page article ``Time to Widen United Nations Security Council Membership,'' Sept. 9, advocates a policy that would tie up the UN in endless debate with no action. Granting a permanent seat on the Security Council would undoubtedly mean also granting a veto.

The recent history of Bosnia-Herzegovina illustrates what can happen when countries with the veto use it for things other than furthering the peace of the world. It might be a better idea for the UN to deprive such countries of their seats and vetoes, and give the vacancies to other nations. Mary Evelyn Prior, Marion, Ohio

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