Great Britain: Goodbye to All That

In the House of Commons one afternoon last week, question time had just ended. Members began sauntering away from the crowded government front bench below the gangway. Among the last to leave were two former Prime Ministers of Britain. Venerable, 89-year-old Winston Churchill rose slowly, made a few tottering steps. Instantly, the other ex-Prime Minister, grey-haired Harold Macmillan, was at his side, putting a steadying hand beneath Churchill's arm. Macmillan, now 70 and barely recovered from a serious prostate operation last fall, no longer carries himself with the ramrod posture of a Guardsman. Together, the elder statesmen walked slowly...

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