People: People, Aug. 8, 1949

George Bernard Shaw, pixie, playwright and pundit, turned 93, ate some birthday cake and let go a thought or two on politics ("Stalin [is] the mainstay of peace in Europe") and his own advanced years ("Thank God, I've reached my second childhood"). London's Liberal News Chronicle concurred only in the latter view. "[Shaw]," it wrote, "is now the grand old man of English letters but not, alas ... of English politics. In that field he has said wittily a greater number of silly things than any intelligent man is entitled to say in ......

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