Foreign News: That Is Their Strength

TIME'S London bureau head, John Osborne, sent this summary of The Crisis:

The most terrible of human forces—fright—was abroad in Britain. The people were frightened, as Dunkirk, blitz and buzzbombs had never frightened them.

Politically, anything might have happened if a strong, vital alternative to the Labor Government had been at hand. But the Government was in no danger of falling; the blackout was even more of a catastrophe for the Conservative Party than it was for the Laborites. It was indeed the final evidence and confirmation of the catastrophe which the Conservatives...

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