GREAT BRITAIN: Utopias & Nightmares

Prime Minister Winston Churchill tossed his derby into Britain's blistering political air and charged the Labor Party.

From Chequers, official country residence of the Prime Minister, he broadcast his first big speech of Britain's general election campaign. Cried he: "My friends. I must tell you that the socialist policy [the Labor Party's] is abhorrent to the British idea of freedom. . . . There can be no doubt that socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and abject worship of the state.

"It is not alone that property in all its forms is struck at, but that liberty in all its forms is...

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