Foreign News: The Politics of Faith

The party had no professional organization, no newspaper, no practical platform, hardly any funds. Only two months before the election did it succeed in setting up headquarters. Barely a fortnight before election day was its telephone installed. But it won close on 10% of the nation's total vote and is still growing.

By last week the Christian People's Party had become Norway's most surprising political phenomenon. Like other Christian parties across the ravaged face of Europe (e.g., the Mouvement Républicain Populaire in France), the twelve-year-old Norwegian party was built on deep foundations. Before the war it could gain no more...

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