Page 1

How 'Mein Stravinsky IN London

The Spectator

CHARLES REID Britain's Conquerors I. A. RICHMOND C11110fflum's Money Talks NICHOLAS DAVENPORT Kampf' Was Suppressed D. C. WATT Speciefor

Page 3

Portrait of the Week-

The Spectator

ROTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN declared a cease-fire in response to the 'demand' of the UN Security Council—an almost unprecedented example of great-power co-operation to stop the war....


The Spectator

Friday September 24 1965

The Struggle for Asia

The Spectator

T HE high comedy of China's recent antics in Asia should not conceal the fact that the dispute between India and Paki- stan has now been lifted on to a quite • different plane....

Page 4


The Spectator

To the Promised Land? W HEN Sir Martin Redmayne stirred the autumn air this week with a fresh rustle of speculation about an early election, it could easily be said that Sir...


The Spectator

Labour: The Outlook Now ROY fiATTERSLEY MP and The Blackpool Conference ALAN WATKINS Autumn Books Reviews by KENNETH ALLSOP, D. W. BROGAN, ANTHONY BURGESS, JOHN DAVENPORT,...


The Spectator

Grand Designs in Asia DEV MURARKA writes from Moscow : The shadow of the Chinese dragon has once again begun to slither down the slopes of the Himalayas. Although the Chinese...

Page 5


The Spectator

Power Behind the Harp MARY HOLLAND writes from entblin: 'Now, girls, remember, no English on the stand.' `What, that language forced on us by the oppressor? Certainly not!'...

Page 6


The Spectator

Mr. Grimond Spells It Out By ALAN WATKINS W HEN Mr. Jo Grimond stood up to speak at Scarborough on Wednesday, the Liberal delegates stood up at the same time. When he sat...

A Nip in the Air

The Spectator

The principle is that you have a food factory that would produce in bulk. The basic idea is to cook food, deep-freeze it, and then re-heat it when required.—Mr. Proby, the...

Page 7


The Spectator

Time for a Lib-Lab Showdown By DESMOND DONNELLY, NIP r rliE paradoxes of political history are fascinat- ing. The Liberal party conference is now facing decisions thar are...

Page 9

The Spectator

I Was a Teenage Liberal . By CHRISTOPHER BOOKER OW n from Cheshire, through hayfields and s leePY villages, to find the Liberal headquarters Packed with old friends greeting...


The Spectator

Nelson Amazed By HILARY SPURLING F otx art is popular already with initiates who gather underground for renderings of un- spoilt Commonwealth ballads; the Freedom Folk Cellar...

Page 10

'Mein Kampf' Suppressed—in 1965

The Spectator

By D. C. WATT M ein Kamp/ has always been regarded as the key to Hitler's mind. Historians and politicians have repeatedly said that, if the main figures of Western Europe had...

Page 11

Not Time for a Change

The Spectator

Dr. Erhard's convincing victory in the German elections leaves one with some sympathy for the Social Democrats. Each time their vote has crept steadily up, and this year they...

Spectator's Notebook

The Spectator

T HE cost of building land was one of the large and ill-defined influences which helped to nudge the electorate in the direction of the Labour party las1 year. Anyone who tried...

Overtrumped George Brown's inch-thick National Plan has now been smartly

The Spectator

overtrumped. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) have issued their own Plant—one-and- half inches thick. But then, this one goes on to 1975. Those who...

The Case Against Bedlam The forthcoming public inquiry into the

The Spectator

pro- posal to build London's third airport at Stansted, in Essex, promises to be a turbulent affair. High feelings are naturally aroused when any group of communities suddenly...

Page 13

At the Whitechapel Lee Krasner's show at the Whitechapel Gallery

The Spectator

looks assured, independent----and cheerful. What is strange, and touching, is that this obviously gifted artist should have had to wait so long for a large exhibition in depth,...

John Hayward John Hayward, who died last Friday in the

The Spectator

Chelsea flat he had shared for many years with his friend T. S. Eliot, was equally well known in this country and in America as scholar, wit and bibliophile. His chosen period...


The Spectator

Funny Old Station By DAVID ROG,ERS I SIT . , in my under-pants, and shiver under Waterloo Station. 'suns PRESSED; TEN MINUTES,' said the notice. I had asked the barber and...

Page 14

SIR,—Will Mrs. Knapp perhaps tell us in what the 'man-imposed

The Spectator

atrocity' of Waterloo consisted? MICHAEL F. CTJLL1S 24 Quai du 4 Septembre, Boulogne-sur-Seine, Paris

Mods, Modes, and Models

The Spectator

sympathise with Mary Holland in her ful- some description of what I termed the mindless new aristocracy of models and photographers. One must remember that apart from rebuking...

Mental Health

The Spectator

SIR.—May I answer Alan Brien's speculation on the statement that 'one in five families has to cope with mental illness'? This statistic is based on the calculation by the...

The War in the Commonwealth

The Spectator

SIR,—I1 is rather depressing that someone as eminent as A. L. Rowse should take so naive a view of the India-Pakistan situation. Surely he does not really believe in the...

The Sex War

The Spectator

S1R,—When I first saw the advertisement for Nova that dreW such an inept parallel between the war in Vietnam and the sex-war in London, 1, like Ran- dolph Churchill, disliked...

SIR,—How that grand exponent and lover of the English language,

The Spectator

Sir Winston Churchill, would have flinched at the use of the word 'frivial.' Surely, Mr. Randolph Churchill should have, at least, limited its acceptance by placing it in...


The Spectator

SIR,—I was delighted to read Mr. Edinger's Idler. and not a little reassured. The VSO boys paddle their own canoes! The bulldog breed is with us yet! Excellent. So, of course,...


The Spectator

From : Quint in Hogg, QC, MP, Mrs. M. Biswas, Claire Rayner, Lilian Knapp, David A. Wilson, Michael F. Cullis, Bennie Gray, Charles Chenevix Trench, Joyce Emerson, Donald Reid,...

SIR,—Reading the suggestion ('Male-Contrived,' Sep- tember 10) that women should

The Spectator

take over a large measure of control prompted me to look up an appropriate bit of verse from The Young British Soldier': When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains And...

Page 15


The Spectator

- Not Hot Enough EOFFREY COX and the rest of ITN must be sleeping sounder after seeing the first few editions of The World Tonight. Granada has a notorious itch to enter the...

Strix on Windscreens

The Spectator

SIR,--A couple of months ago I was peacefully eating a sandwich, in my car, in a lay-by, when the bark window was suddenly shattered. The only car passing at the time was on my...

John Clark Fund

The Spectator

Sut,—John Clark, who died in May this year, was joint secretary to the British delegation to the Council of Europe and produced the notable report on the persecution of Russian...


The Spectator

Convinsky At Last By CHARLES . REID l ot* STitAviNsxv's concert with the New Philharmonia Orchestra at the Festival Hall overtops all recent musical experiences and will go on...

Drug on the Market

The Spectator

is not so much the 'impact of a well- chosen . . . household name' against any intelligent 'in-group' (whatever that is) propaganda, but the difficulty of obtaining the stuff,...

Page 16


The Spectator

, Sweat and Whiskers The Organiser. (Jacey, Marble Arch, 'A' certifi- cate.) T HE English title of Marie Monicelli's film is The Organiser, which to me suggested a con-...


The Spectator

Yes and No Song of a Goat. (E. Nigeria Theatre Group, Scala.)—The Road. (Theatre Royal, Strat- ford, E.) B ARONESS BLIXEN somewhere describes a party of African women cackling...

Page 18


The Spectator

A Salute to Dobell I N THE FOREFRONT Of the Commonwealth Arts Festival is William Dobell's show at the Qan- tas Gallery, Piccadilly. Mr. Dobell is Australia's most...

Page 19

BOOKS Legions North

The Spectator

By I. A. RICHMOND „ * THE ROMAN CONQUEST OF BRITAIN, A.D. 43-57. "Y Donald R. Dudley and Graham Webster. (Batsford, 30s.) W HEN authors confess that _a study* is attempted...

Page 20

Ham and Sarsparilla

The Spectator

PERHAPS Patrick White's turning to the theatre is an attempt to redress an imbalance which he feels in his novels: an attempt to state his themes within a more socially...

Joyce the Great

The Spectator

Hare Comes Everybody. An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader, By Anthony Burgess. (Faber, 30s.) IF we are all ordinary readers—and we ought to be if we...

Page 22

Take Out Germany

The Spectator

IN this short and fascinating book, Dr. Frank- land has distilled many of the conclusions reached by Sir Charles Webster and himself in their official history of the Strategic...

Page 23


The Spectator

Liberal England By ALAN WATKINS The Strange Death of Liberal England, in fact, is something of a private possession; one of those books (Percy Cradock's Recollections of the...

Page 24

Of Love and Sudden Death

The Spectator

How Far to Bethlehem? By Norah Lofts. (Hut- chinson, 25s.) JAMES AGEE'S film scripts for Hollywood were the best of their kind, and the cinema criticism that he contributed to...

Page 25

Investment Notes

The Spectator

By CUSTOS I N spite of the unsettling news from the East, the markets on the Stock Exchange have re- mained firm. Equity shares are obviously trying to go higher and even the...


The Spectator

Mr. Callaghan's Money Talks By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT DO not envy Mr. James Callaghan in the 1 difficult role he has to play in three impor- tant financial conferences this week....

Page 26


The Spectator

In Camera By LESLIE ADRIAN Apart from the financial loss to the arhateur photographer, it is a grievous loss (not to dinner guests) to have no pictorial record of What might...

Company Notes

The Spectator

By LOTHBURY U P jump the profits of Calico Printers, the textile finishers and retailers, from £1,250,000 to as much as £5,398,000, but the total payment, with a final dividend...

Page 27


The Spectator

By ALAN BRIEN PERHAPS because I am now well launched on my anti- carbohydrate diet, tor- tured by shameful hunger- ings for stodge, seized by guilty fits of hatred against...

Page 28


The Spectator

ACROSS.-1 Leopard, 5 Disccrp. 9 Vials. 10 Distovery, 11 Tigers. 12 Loop-hole. 14 Tosca. 15 Porringer. 18 Divesting. 20 Tagus. 22 Verbiage. 24 Cronin. 26 Tradition, 27 Scrub. 28...


The Spectator

(Probletnist, March 1965) BLACK (7 men) WHITE (io men) WHITE to play and mate in two moves ; solution next ' week. Solution to No. 248 (Fenner and Stephenson): Q-Q 2, threat Q...


The Spectator

ACROSS 1, 5 Their lordships, join forces with Mrs. Mopp, it's a must (8, 6) 9. Bluemantle's new route for to- morrow? (8) 10. Outsize teetotum? It's a put-up - job (3, 3) 12....