2 JANUARY 1932, Page 16

its programmes. I can imagine nothing more futile than a

dull norm of platitude on which there was general agreement. One criticism has been often heard lately- In the talks on current questions it is urged that far greatci predominanee is given to the Left than to the Right. do not see how this can be avoided. In a time of transi- tion like the present, the restless people, who are itching to tinker at the machine, are bound to be the more voluble. Moreover, they happen to be the people who are chiefly in the public eye. The Right has never had any gift of loquacity, and its views are rarely explicit: It is no bad thing for a land like ours, where conservatism is the staple, of the national character, to be stung out of lethargy by gadflies. All the same, I wish that the B.B.C. would discover a few more acceptable talkers who belong to the Centre, or even to the Right. Such, I believe, can be found, men whom the public would welcome ; and it is well, after the merits of Prometheus have been extolled, to be reminded occasionally that Zeus governs.

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