GREAT BRITAIN: Brink Adventures

When a retired statesman writes the story of his career, he almost invariably portrays a situation in which the author is seen as the hero and the other actors have only supporting roles. But last week, as excerpts from his memoirs began to appear in the London Times, it was clear that Britain's Sir Anthony Eden intended to break this familiar pattern by offering his readers a cautionary tale dominated by "the bad guy." With only six installments in print, Britain's onetime Tory Prime Minister was already cocking his arm for a Sunday punch at the late John Foster Dulles—the...

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