GREAT BRITAIN: What God Has Saved

Through the centuries wise men and fools have tried to define an Englishman and say how he got to be what he is. The latest such attempt is by Leland Dewitt Baldwin, an American historian, who put his witty, epigrammatic findings in a book and called it God's Englishman (Little, Brown & Co.; $3).

The Embalmed. Racially, says Baldwin, the Englishman was produced by combining the impulsive Celt and the reflective Saxon. The amalgam resulted in men who were half superstitious, half realistic. The superstitious half became concerned with ethical values, the realistic half with how to get ahead. Says Baldwin:...

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