GREAT BRITAIN: Down Goes Nationalization

"A boss is a boss, no matter whether he gets the job from the state or private owners. Sometimes the bosses of private industry are more reasonable to deal with."

—A British coal miner.

"It's no use thinking everything in the garden is perfect once the state takes over. That just isn't so."

—A British postal clerk.

Five years ago, Britain's Labor Party would have howled down such statements with shouts of "Reaction!", "Treason to the Cause!" Last week, when they heard them, 3,000 Labor Party delegates applauded vigorously. By overwhelming majorities the party's...

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