GREAT BRITAIN: Disappointing Change

After eight months in office, Sir Anthony Eden was plainly a disappointment. Succeeding 80-year-old Winston Churchill as Prime Minister, he had won a thumping victory at the polls. He had formed his new government in an atmosphere full of the promise of change, of new enterprises launched, of fresh young blood reaching power. But so far, the Eden government has proved itself incapable of coming to grips with any major problems. Among his colleagues, Eden used to be praised as a compromiser. More and more, the most common word in Britain for Eden is ditherer.

For months Sir Anthony had...

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