Books: Nye in Shining Armor

ANEURIN BEVAN by Michael Foot. 536 pages. Afheneum. $7.50.

"Squalid nuisance," the Great Man called Aneurin Bevan. He, in turn, called Churchill a case of "petrified adolescence."

Both men, it is shrewdly noted by Sevan's biographer, British M.P. Michael Foot, were romantics. Churchill's romanticism was invested in the manifest glories of the English past and Sevan's in the evangelical dream of a new Jerusalem in a classless England of the future. But the boy who was born in Blenheim Palace and the boy born in a collier's cottage were well matched when history brought them face to face in the House of...

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