Foreign News: Firebrand Quenched

Five years ago when the British Labor Party was younger, louder and relatively impotent, Britain's Trades Union Congress met in annual convention. Red flags were much in evidence, Communists were greeted enthusiastically. British Laborites presented a gold watch to Moscow's Tomsky. And little lean Ben Tillett, one of the founders of the Labor Party, made a speech which, according to one observer "was so violent, frantic and ruthless in his call for a revolution that many persons in the audience drifted away startled and horrified."

Last week the British Trades Union

Congress staged a...

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