Foreign News: Bevin's Vision

Bulky, bossy Ernest Bevin, British to the bone, considers himself more of a proletarian than Molotov. Last week Laborite Bevin became the first official spokesman of a great power to advocate a world assembly elected directly by the peoples, not appointed by their governments.

Bevin's speech in the House of Commons showed how far Britain had moved from prewar nationalism and imperialism. Britain, said Britain's Foreign Secretary, was now ready to give up a portion of her sovereignty to such a world parliament, to merge the power of the British people and of the House of Commons "into the greater power" that...

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