SOCIALISTS: Marx on Suez

Back in the 19303, British Labor Leader George Lansbury, adhering to the Christian traditions of British Socialism, which owed as much to Methodism as to Marx, opened a meeting of the International Socialist Congress with the solemn announcement: "We shall now have one minute of prayer." At this, so the story goes, France's Leon Blum, steeped in the French anticlerical Socialist tradition of skepticism, turned away muttering: "Like hell we will."

Last week another such conflict in national outlook was making a mockery of Socialism's cherished claim to speak with one voice around...

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