SOCIALISTS: Separate Roads

In Europe, capitalism has stubbornly refused to destroy itself, and Europe's Socialists have found themselves increasingly discredited in a world they never made or even allowed for. Last week Socialists in two major countries reacted in opposite directions to their common dilemma.

Out of Date. In Britain, Labor Party Leader Hugh Gaitskell had studied last year's disastrous election defeat and concluded that change was needed in the party's doctrinaire constitution, which had not been basically overhauled since 1929. Specifically he called for repeal of Clause Four, which calls for "common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange." Nationalization...

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