The Press: New Kind of Statesmanship

Of England's weekly journals of opinion, the New Statesman is beyond much doubt the best written, best edited, most successful—and most maddening. It is read round the world, has particular standing among Asian intellectuals, including India's Prime Minister Nehru, who is apt to agonize over the mildest New Statesman rebuke. In Britain, it is relished or reviled with equal fervor. Wrote Irish Author Sean O'Faolain: "It is the British bible of every washed-up Liberal, soured Conservative, lapsed Catholic, half-baked grammar-school intellectual, and every other unhappy misfit, pink and pacifist, whose sole prophylactic...

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