Great Britain: The Other Harold

The Labor Party last week chose a new leader to carry its banner against the Tories in Britain's coming general election. The winner: Harold Wilson, 46, a pipe-smoking intellectual with a phenomenal memory, a following of mixed admirers, and a love of political combat.

Wilson's 144-103 victory was a crushing blow to his chief rival, comradely George Brown, 48, a staunch trade unionist and ex-truck driver, who as acting party leader since the death last month of Hugh Gaitskell, had every reason to believe that he would inherit the mantle of leadership. But...

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