Foreign News: Pasture Politics

A new series of government posters sprouted last week on British hoardings, on the walls of blitzed buildings and behind the bars of village pubs. The series portrayed "Our National Heritage" with pictures of historical heroes—always bracketed with a companion picture of Winston Churchill. Political observers saw a certain significance: a newly glamorized Conservative Party digging in at the sources of political power.

The new Toryism asks Britons to entrust their future, as they had entrusted their great past, to individualism and private enterprise. Last week Tory Oliver Lyttelton, onetime metals magnate and...

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