Books: The New British Ruling Class

BRITISH LABOUR'S RISE TO POWER— Carl F. Brand— Stanford ($3.50). BEVIN AND Co.—Patricia Strauss—Putnam ($2.50).

Most Americans have heard that British labor, if it is not running Britain now, soon may do so again. Yet Americans have only a foggy idea about the Labor members of Britain's war Government or the British Labor Party of which they are the leaders. Last week these two books helped disperse the fog.

Carl Brand's book (the 17th publication of the Hoover Library on War, Revolution, and Peace) answers an important question: Why did British labor stand solidly...

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