12 MAY 1967

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Europe and the bomb

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to Government could do far worse than ke a start by declaring openly, before the n-proliferation negotiations are any older, ► t we regard our own nuclear capacity as ing held...

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Eton voting song , Who now likes Old Etonians? According to

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Dr Eric A. Nordlinger, the answer is the Conservative working man. In his book The Working Class Tories (MacGibbon and Kee 55s), Dr Nordlinger concludes That voters included in...

`Encounter' and the CIA

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The revelation that the American govern- ment's Central Intelligence Agency has been, for most of the magazine's lifetime, a major source of Encounter's financial support, is...

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The Nutting Affair

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POLITICAL COMMENTARY ALAN WATKINS 'When we come to the question of how far these matters are affected by the lapse of time I would point out that it is nearly ten years ago....

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A hundred years ago

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From the 'Spectator,' II May 1867—Mr. Dis- raeli's. Bill against Bribery does not get on, perhaps is not intended to get on. As Mr. Mill said on Thursday, "the Minister who...

Heads they win, tails we lose

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PARLIAMENTARY REFORM JOHN P. MACKINTOSH, MP Mr Mackintosh is a member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Procedure. In the debate on procedure last month, Mr...

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Curtain up

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EUROPE MALCOLM RUTHERFORD Next week the Foreign Secretary goes off to Moscow again to continue talks that could in the long run prove just as important as those concerned with...

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Mr Nixon's return

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AMERICA MURRAY KEMPTON New York—Governor Rockefeller's view of the Republican prospect is from the thirty-sixth floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, an appropriate vantage point for...

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My first Munchausen

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MEDICINE JOHN ROWAN WILSON He was a man (they usually are) and he came in late at night (they almost always do). I was a very keen but rather inexperienced young surgical...

The atom row

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SCIENCE ROGER WILLIAMS Mr Duncan Burii's broadside The Political Economy of Nuclear Energy will certainly have been compulsory reading for the mem- bers of the new select...

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J. W. M. THOMPSON In his remarkable Panorama appearance on Monday Mr Wilson contradicted more of his own past speeches, I suppose, than any Prime Minister has ever done before...

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TELEVISION STUART HOOD It was impossible to watch this week's Pano- rama without reflecting how the conventions of political broadcasting have changed over the last few years....

Mixed doubles

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THE PRESS DONALD McLACHLAN As I see Lord Thomson's Times quickly be- coming much more readable and stimulating, while his Sunday Times slowly becomes less readable and more...

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Who gets the deanery?

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PERSONAL COLUMN HUGH TREVOR-ROPER Who is to be dean? they are all asking. The Revd This? The Revd That? I suppose that some deanery is shortly to become vacant; and vacant...

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Crossword no. 1273

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Across I To do which, Polonius recommended steel hoops (7) 5 A blot in Apollo's escutcheon exploited by travel agents? (3-4) 9 Get out while it is still day (5) 10 Plumed...

Chess no. 334

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Black M. Marble (Good Companions, 1914). White to play and mate in two moves; solution next week. Solution to no. 333 (Mansfield): Kt - Q 7, threat Kt-Kt 2. 1 ... B - B 6; 2 B...

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The meaning of radicalism BOOKS

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ROBERT BLAKE 'Radical' has become an almost universal term of praise nowadays. At the last two elections all three parties competed with one another for the claim to the...

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NEVILLE BRAYBROOKE This book is the record of an 'enduring friend- ship.' Frances Donaldson and her husband first met Evelyn Waugh and his wife when the latter was in his late...

The mad girl at Maiden Castle

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LAURENCE LERNER The wind runs over the startled grass; I ran between two dykes; Sitting slumped in the hospital I dreamed of it for weeks. Carved in the chalk over Cerne Abbas...

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Real right thing

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MARTIN SEYMOUR-SMITH Harold Monro and the Poetry Bookshop Joy Grant (Routledge and Kegan Paul 40s) If only on the strength of some dozen poems, mostly written towards the...

Good for a giggle

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SIMON RAVEN Aubrey Beardsley's Erotic Universe with an introduction and illustrations selected by Derek Stanford (Four Square 9s 6d) The First Masochist a life of Count...

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Victims DAVID GALLOWAY A Romantic Hero Olivia Manning (Heine- mann 30s) The Eighth Day Thornton Wilder (Longmans 30s) Pursuit Berry Morgan (Heinemann 30s) Omensetter's Luck...

Calais southward

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DAVID WILLIAMS The Litany prays for 'all that travel by land or by water.' bracketing them with prisoners, captives and women labouring of child. And until Thomas Cook the...

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Self-taught genius

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ADOLF PRAG The Mathematical Papers of Isaac Newton volume I, 1664-66, edited by D. T. Whiteside with the assistance of M. A. Hoskin (Cambridge University Press 10 guineas) When...

Strahge journey

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PATRICK COSGRAVE Constance Markievicz, the subject of Miss Marreco's sympathetic and painstaking bio- graphy, once remarked: 'My first realisation of tyranny came from some...

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Oh Montreal!

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CHRISTOPHER. HOLLIS After Samuel Butler In the British Pavilion at Expo 67 An Irishman called Mr Sean Kenny has made a gyrotron. It travels on a railway and shows you a lot...

Tour de force

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BALLET CLEMENT CRISP - I don't think that it is just because they know they are going to stay in the same theatre for the next three months that the Royal Ballet's Touring...

Expo 67 and all that ARTS

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ROY STRONG As Jane Austen says 'Is he a man of informa- tion?' He would jolly well have to be to battle his way round Expo 67, three islands studded with seventy national...

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Art for heart's sake

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MUSIC CHARLES REID At the Royal Philharmonic Society's concert Mr Geza Anda dug certain of the louder scale passages from his piano in Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with...

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Cut-throat frogs HILARY SPURLING The Frogs (Greek Art Theatre at the Aldwych) One may be inclined to agree with Plutarch— that some writers appeal to the few, some to the...

Pop strikes camp

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ART PAUL GRIN KE Whenever Patrick Procktor's work comes on public display critics dig their toes into the carpet and wriggle with mute embarrassment. He appeared like a...

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Sterling and the Six MONEY

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PETER OPPENHEIMER Mr Oppenheimer is a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. Sterling is a major obstacle, perhaps the major obstacle, to British membership of En. Thus was...

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What about the workers?

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NICHOLAS DAVENPORT So far Mr Wilson's 'great leap forward' has left the City pretty cold. Perhaps the financial clique are more conscious than most of the lengthy time it will...

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Market notes

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CUSTOS At long last the gilt-edged market has suffered.a correction. The cut in Bank rate to 5+ per cent persuaded speculators that there was nothing more to go for. The 'bull'...


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JOHN BULL The Common Market means unrestricted move- ment of capital as well as goods and agricultural produce. Along with New Zealand lamb, Commonwealth sugar and home grown...

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Case study

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CONSUMING INTEREST LESLIE ADRIAN You have to have as well as be a pretty hard case to survive travel by air these days. Yet the old feeling that air travel is a luxury for the...

Greece and democracy

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LETTERS From lolo Davies, Marianne Pu.cley, C. Good- son Wickes, Mrs R. L. broad. Olga Franklin, Frank Mac Derntot, H. Whitethread, Maurice B. Reckitt. D. Caradog Jones and...

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Why all this fuss about sex?

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Sir : As a teenage reader who has recently de- veloped the concise philosophy towards sex—'Why all this fuss about sex?'-1 was elated and reassured by John Rowan Wilson's...

Nil nisi bonum

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Sir: It may be true of national and international figures, as Donald McLachlan asserts (28 April), that to make sure of the best (obituary) treatment it is vital to survive to a...


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Sir: In recent years there has been a growing interest in Western Europe as well as in America in questions relating to phenomenology and existentialism. These questions overlap...

Arch-reactionary ?

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Sir: By saying that 'intellectually most of Burke's political philosophy is utter rubbish,' Professor J. H. Plumb (5 May) displays a facile super- ficiality characteristic of...

In defence of English

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Sir: May I congratulate Mr Playfair on his article (28 April)? But why does he not mention the ugliest, most irritating and most prevalent of modern cockneyisms, namely the...

Eliot's entire corpus

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Sir: If Eliot sang 'What did Robinson Crusoe do with Friday on Saturday Night?' he was in error, for the question raised in this admirable ballad fifty years ago was 'Where did...

Sir: Long live John Rowan Wilson and his views! Funny,

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healthy, logical, his article should become a standard work on the subject. R. L. Broad The Look Out, Branscombe, Seaton, Devon


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Sir: So Svetlana Josipovna is a Martian, according to Mr Murray Kempton (5 May). Golly, by Jeeves, all these jolly old foreigners we have to mix with nowadays. I blame all this...

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JOHN WELLS Arriving rather late for dinner on Sunday night at the house of sophisticated friends, I found them in a state of some excitement. They had read that afternoon in...