Foreign News: Send for the Straitjackets

On his 56th birthday this week, Socialist Aneurin Bevan paid respects to his countrymen. The British people, said he in a political speech at Coventry, are "among the most ignorant in the world.''

"One of the causes," said Nye, "is to be found in British newspapers. They are no longer newspapers; they are power papers used not for the purpose of communicating news to people, but for indoctrinating ideas and concealing from people things they ought to know." Because of this, said the apostle of the left-wing Socialism known as Bevanism, Britons "are no longer capable of a right assessment of...

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