Foreign News: Fable Flayed

No gossip has so rankled ruling British Conservatives as that told about the Cliveden Set (pronounced kliv-den). First to "discover" the Set was The Week, mimeographed newssheet edited by tall, lean Claude Cockburn (pronounced ko-burn), former U. S. correspondent of the London Times, at present a writer for London's Communist Daily Worker.

Many a U. S. and British newsman has since elaborated the original Cockburn details, spreading the story that a group of rich, pro-Fascist Conservatives were meeting and regularly plotting at Cliveden, country estate of Lord & Lady Astor. Among the reported Cliveden...

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