Foreign News: Old Man

Winston Churchill still stirred the hearts of men more deeply, symbolized the West more grandly, and held his liquor more steadfastly than any other leader of his time. But Churchill was getting old.

His grotesquely ill-tempered, little-boy prank of sticking out his tongue at His Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (TIME, June 3) had given his Labor enemies a chance to jeer that he was in his second childhood, and had intensely embarrassed his fellow Tories. It had also crystallized their opposition to his party leadership.

More & more Tories charge that in debates of world impact he merely grapples with...

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