Foreign News: Sympathetic Governor

For the most part, Britain's Labor government had been content to let Colonial Office veterans run the unliquidated portions of the empire. Whenever it tried to make socialists shoulder the white man's burden, something had gone wrong. Out under the never-setting sun, one of the socialist governors turned more blimpish than Colonel Blimp. Another took his socialist mission a bit too seriously. The latter was Oliver Ridsdale, Earl Baldwin, the socialist son of the late Stanley Baldwin.

Wells & Chains. "I wouldn't," beefy bachelor Baldwin once said in explanation of his single state, "bring a child into a capitalist world, and I...

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