Foreign News: The Way of the Squire

Less than a year ago, the attitude of most Tory politicians to their leader, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, was respectful but restrained: a fine man in the House of Commons, they said, but hardly a man to appeal to the people. He looked too sedately Edwardian; people did not know what to make of him. Then, partly as a result of his U.S. visit and the widespread rebroadcast of a humanizing TV appearance with Ed Murrow, the British public—and Tory leaders too—began to see their chief in a new light. »

Last week, after completing a getting-to-know-you tour of Britain's grimy industrial...

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