GREAT BRITAIN: The Back-Cryers Win

. . . For (as Macaulay noted) In many a bold attack It's those behind cry "Forward!" And those before cry "Back!"

—B. A. Young in Punch

Aneurin ("Nye") Bevan, the spellbinding leader of British Labor's left wing, not only believes in nationalizing industry; he believes that socialism should exude public ownership as naturally and surely as a spider spins a web. In the Labor Party and in the trade unions, which dominate the party, maturer minds prevail. Only a militant minority shares Nye Sevan's fervor, and it is losing ground.

The labor movement's retreat from the extremes of socialism was dramatized...

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