An International Priesthood
Administration had first claim on Hammarskjold as he settled in on the thirty-eighth floor. It was to be his major concern that whole initial year lending weight to those who thought he intended to model himself on the civil servantdiplomat, Sir Eric Drummond, rather than on the politicianstatesman, Trygve Lie.
And yet the way he took over what he called the "overwhelming job as chief administrator of the UN Secretariat" quickly indicated that here was a man who would establish more precedents than he would follow, and a man who was certainly no "clerk."
The administrative problem, when Hammarskjold assumed office, was explosively political. That secular priesthood known as the UN Secretariat, whose holy writ is the Charter and whose church is the UN organization, had become a badly