JAPAN: Tactical Toot

So the Socialists wanted planning, eh? Well, they could have it. When Tetsu Katayama's government introduced a Socialist-sponsored planning measure in Japan's House of Representatives recently, the conservative opposition fought back with some planning of its own. After due deliberation, it decided to get good & drunk.

The New Statesmen. The hard core of the opposition stayed drunk for three full days. Purpose of this blueprinted binge was not escape, but sabotage of the hated measure (a mild bill for government control of Japan's coal mines). When the Speaker called for a preliminary vote, alcoholic catcalls greeted him. Then surow...

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