GREAT BRITAIN: The Politicians

The strongest single sentiment in Britain today is a vague and touching belief that the cold war might be ended if the U.S. and Russia could just be got to shake hands, like good sports, and talk things over. Malenkov, many articulate Britons argue, may not be such a bad chap at all; if only the stubborn Americans would listen to reason (preferably the voice of the BBC), a bright new age might dawn.

The vote-getting possibilities of this broad public conviction form an irresistible temptation to British politicians. Aneurin Bevan was the first to recognize them; Churchill, his mortal...

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