THE NATIONS: An Imperial Socialist

The British Empire stands physically and ideologically in the path of Russian expansion. Last week Foreign Secretary Ernie Bevin rose massively from the Government bench in the House of Commons to define, in two memorable statements, his position toward Russia and toward the Empire:

Statement No. 1: "I can't conceive of any circumstances in which Britain and Russia should go to war and I can't see what we have to fight about."

Statement No. 2: "I am not prepared to sacrifice the British Empire, because I know that if the Empire fell the...

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