GREAT BRITAIN: Voice for No Reform

In his long day, the 80-year-old Marquess of Salisbury had viewed many things with alarm. He was horrified (1934) at the idea that his government might offer India dominion status—"the ideal of Gandhi!" He thought (1936) King Edward's abdication "a disaster that left [the body politic] mutilated and torn." He considered (1937) that allowing divorce on the ground of desertion or incurable in sanity would "launch the marriage laws of England on a path of which one cannot see the end!"

When William Temple as Archbishop of Canterbury placed the rank...

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