Since 1945, the world's high places had been filled with small men who seemed intent on proving that great men were obsolete. They had fiddled and fussed, explained and complained. Now Winston Churchill returned to power-a man who bore the consciousness of his own stature proudly, who shouldered responsibility with sober relish-a man who was a mover rather than a victim.

In the American language the word "politician" calls forth contempt and distrust, and such connotations grew, in 1951, with disclosures of corruption and shoddy politics in high places of the U.S. This growing contempt and distrust came at an...

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