The April 19 Washington Times carries an article by Pedro San Juan, former political affairs director in the United Nations Secretariat and author of the forthcoming book, 'U.N. Gang", to be published by Doubleday.
I have not seen Pedro in a number of years since I first met him while I was on the staff of the Republican National Committee (1966-1968).
came up with the idea for a new organization to be called "Close Up
", by means of which high school and college students from all over America would be brought to Washington, D.C. to learn more about the operations of government.
assured me "Close Up
" would be non-partisan and it seemed to me to be a good idea.
Accordingly, I acceded his
request that I line up prominent Republicans to be co-sponsors of the "Close Up
This was to be an entirely private sector operation.
Sometime later, however, Pedro
got the idea that the program could reach many more people if it were subsidized by the Federal government.