GREAT BRITAIN: The Balloon & the Cigar

It is traditional for the men of the House of Marlborough to marry pretty women, love the British Empire, dine well and raise hell in politics. Lord Randolph Churchill, father of Winston, had "force, caprice and charm." At times he also had bitter words for his colleagues in the House of Commons and blunt criticism of mismanaged government.

Like his father whom he idolized, Prime Minister Winston Churchill has found much to criticize in British Government. After World War I he wanted his comrades in victory to abolish the two-party system because...

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