Empty is the repair
I got really excited when I read your Page 2 blurb headline in the Oct. 29 edition for the World section, which read “Repairs would empty U.N.” Then I read the whole article on page 24 and found that this closing only involves a threeyear repair period for the building in New York that houses the United Nations; and while they are spending $1.8 billion on the building, we would have to find new quarters to house the whole crew of expensive, non-productive bureaucrats at great expense and continue to fund their nonsensical business as usual. Let me suggest an alternative plan: 1. Shut the building down. 2. Send all the inhabitants home. 3. Do not do the renovation. 4. Fire them all. 5. Stop funding the whole operation. 6. Let them know that if they want to start the United Nations up again, they can find a new location in some other country.
7. Turn the United Nations building into a new World Trade Center for New York, and let the tenants do their own renovations.
With the money we would save from these moves, we could permanently endow the Nancy Pelosi School of Foreign Relations at an appropriate location in Syria. Ed Cottingham Hereford, Arizona