The Press: Better Be Careful

During Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the U.S., the Saturday Evening Post stirred a tempest in British teacups with an article titled: "Does England Really Need a Queen?" Its author: brilliant, acidulous

Malcolm Muggeridge, 54, one of the British Broadcasting Corp.'s best-known TV , personalities, who had quit only a month before as editor of Britain's weekly Punch (TIME, Sept. 9).

Even before the Satevepost reached U.S. newsstands, Muggeridge's studiously fair discussion of royalty blew up outraged headlines (A SHOCKING ATTACK ON THE QUEEN) and out-of-context quotes in London's dailies. British ' readers responded...

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