29 NOVEMBER 1940, Page 12

WRITINGS ON POLITICS SIR, —In last week's issue of The Spectator

Lord David Cecil wrote of the works of the first Lord Halifax that "they are almost the only English writings on politics equally worth reading for their thought and their art."

May I ask whether he has for the moment forgotten the political writings of Bolingbroke, Burke, Cobbett, Cromwell, Dryden, James I, Locke, Milton, Sir William Temple and Swift, or whether it is his opinion that the works of those authors are not " equally worth read- ing for their politics and their art "?—Yours truly,