2 AUGUST 1963

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Labour's Love Lost David Watt

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Presidential Question Marks Darsie Gillie The Day of the Ba'ath Arnold Beichman More, Mr. Maudling Nicholas Davenport A Spectator's Notebook tr ix Another Time Gries Playjair...

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— Portrait of the Week— '1111- TESI . -BAN TREATY was initialled in

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Moscow, and the international air was heavy with mutual self-congratulation. Mr. Macmillan claimed on Saturday that Britain was represented at the talks 'by the right and...


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O NLY three months after the signature by Egypt, Iraq and Syria of the latest agreement for Arab federation it has become a dead letter. President Nasser's attack on 'the...

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No. 7049 Established 1828 FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1963

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Po lit cal Commentary

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Labour's Love Lost By DAVID WATT p ' EACE, perfect peace with loved ones far away.' The man who will breathe this pious line with the deepest sigh of relief in the Palace of...

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Presidential Question Marks

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From DARSIE GILLIE PARIS ("1 LOBED till the end of August' is a neatly- written notice on the iron blind of a shop next door to us where two middle-aged women sit in the window...

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Two Days in the Country When the Country Landowners' Association

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organised their first Game Fair (in 1958, at Stetchworth near Newmarket) an attendance of 2,000 was expected; and although in the end 8,000 turned up and the catering...


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Notebook M . KIIRLISIICHEV thinks that it will be a long, long time before China becomes a nuclear power. The hitherto accepted method of becoming a nuclear power is for the...

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Rubbing It In It is a rash man who claims

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to speak for the agricultural community as a' whole; but, looking back over a summer of almost continuous frustration and disappointment, there is one mat- ter on which I am...

Fashion Note

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A great many ladies were watching, and some took part in, the fly-casting competitions in the lake at.Burghley. I have regretfully to report that not one of them was wearing...

'An Eastern Westem

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Grabbing the gun at his side, Lee shot one of the bandits. The other, whose knife was already at Lee's ribs, dropped it in fright and turned to run. But by then Lee had whipped...

'Pistil' cried Eric, now thoroughly aroused Life would be poorer

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if nobody ever indulged in invective, but to refer to the BBC as a 'spiritual sewer' purveying to the public a 'diet of dung' seems to me merely Goebbels-esque. This inele- gant...

The Day of the Ba'ath

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By ARNOLD BEICHMAN The infidels lend one another mutual help. Unless ye do the same there Will be con- fusion in the land and great corruption. —al-Quran, Sura 8:74. DAMASCUS...

The Party Line One more extract from Hai Mo: 'What

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is the purpose of all our fighting and rushing about'?' the chief of the regiment's political department asked Lee. That was easy. 'To bring happiness to the Tibetan people, of...

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Rule by Regions

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The Revival of Local Government By WILLIAM A. ROBSON T HE next two or three years are likely to be of decisive importance for local government. It is worth while, therefore,...

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Ecclesiastical Summitry

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Q UI1E the most astonishing sight of the two weeks' assembly here of theologians and scholars from all the main traditions of Christen- dom was that of the Cardinal Archbishop...

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Shils's diatribe against the late C. Wright Mills abounds in

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grotesque inaccuracies and venomous 'misrepresentations. The assertion that Mills had a 'singularly incurious mind' is absurd; it is not true that he was impatient with the...


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SIR,—In his review of Jung's . Memories, Dreams. Reflections., Professor Eysenck takes the opportunity to repeat his well-known denigration of psycho- therapy in general and...

Power, Politics and People Irving Louis Horowitz, Ralph Miliband Patriarch

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of the Psyche R. T. Oerton Sir David Kelly Martin Gilbert and Richard Gott Pride and Poverty Dr. A..1. Hawes, S. Ranganalhan Britain's Guantanamo B. N. O'Brien Anarchists All...

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SIR, —I am slightly shocked at the article of Mr. Colm Brogan in your last issue. Like many of your readers, touched by the poster of a hungry negro child with distended abdomen...


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SIR. —We would like to apologise to Lady Kelly for any suggestion in The Appeasers that her husband, Sir David Kelly, thought, as did his press attache in Berne, that the war...

SIR, — I read Colm Brogan's case for neo-colonialism with interest. In

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his advocacy of aid with strings, he starts with the innocuous one of right to audit and presumably would like to include interference with 'damaging' social customs. Since he...


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SIR,—Your contributor Arnold Beichman states that until recently 'le vice anglais' was inflicted upon prisoners in Aden. Since I have always understood that 'le vice anglais'...


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SIR, — According to your 'Portrait of the Week,' the Federation of London Anarchists burst into the Cuban Embassy and broke the Ambassador's glasses.' The truth is that on...

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Pooh-Pooh By CLIFFORD HANLEY IT is right and proper to pooh- pooh the Power of Television when anybody makes extrava- gant claims for it as a social force or a social evil. We...


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By DAVID CAIRNS THE Oxford Bach Festival, held last month, raises once more the horrid question of authenticity. Of course we are all purists nowadays. The scholarly attitude...

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Golden Girl Gone By ISABEL QUIGLY Marilyn. (Carlton; 'A' certifi- cate.) 'REMORSE is worse than grief,' my 'help' remarked in her sibylline way over the ironing not long ago,...


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It's a Brute By DAVID PRYCE-JONES I, John Brown. (Ipswich Arts Theatre.) — The Antique Shop. (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.) -- The Provok'd Wife. (Vaudeville.)—Skyvers. 1...

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The Oxford Tradition By F. R. LEAVIS ' A s a critic he could be sensitive and percep- tive.' It is to Lawrence that the concession is made, and the critical poise is...

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State and Ideology

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Power and the Pursuit of Peace. By F. H. Hinsley. (C U.P., 40s.) INTERNATIONAL relations is a difficult subject to write a book about. It makes nonsense of the customary...

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El A urens

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338171 T. E. (Lawrence of Arabia). By Victoria Ocampo. Translated by David Garnett, with an introduction by Professor A. W. Law. rence. (Gollancz, 15s.) ONE of the attractions...

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Instant Literature

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Henry Wikoff, the American Chevalier. By Duncan Crow. (MacGibbon and Kee, 30s.) Its: recent years a good many people, myself not among them, have felt the want of a heavy, high-...

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Great Captain

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IN June, 1808, Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Wellesley, thirty-nine years old, and about to take command of a new British Expeditionary Force to the Iberian Peninsula, was...

Study in Black

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Amateur Agent. By Ewan Butler. (Harrap, 21s.) Was prepared for almost anything that bleak afternoon of February, 1941, when for the first time I visited Woburn Abbey. The Abbey...

The Revolutionary Myth

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FROM Michelet to Taine, from Aulard to Mathiez it is hard for the general reader of history to grope his way to any balanced view of the French Revolution. The great French...

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Fan Fare

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The Blue Lantern was Colette's last major work, published when she was seventy-live, a kind of journal full of reminiscences. She begins seri- ously, almost philosophically,...

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More, Mr. Maudling

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By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT . The only real success he can point to is the rise in exports in the first half of the year and this„ may be only a. flash in the pan. In the second...

Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS T His week being the last of a three-week account the equity share markets have been taking a knock. The good company reports have been forgotten (e.g., Gus and...

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Company Notes

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By LOTHBURY M It. W. E. BUTLIN, chairman of Rodin's, the largest holiday camp organisation in the UK, certainly believes in 'it pays to advertise.' The chairman pointed out...

Another Time

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By GILES PLAY FAIR E ARLY in 1946 one still needed a priority to cross the Atlantic. If I remember right, there were two ways of flying: by seaplane to Baltimore or by...

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Consuming Interest

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On the Warm Side By LESLIE ADRIAN W ARMTH without waiting' goes a Gas Board heating slogan which could make even British Railways' policy of waiting-without- warmth obsolete....


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By ALAN BRIEN N EITHER Jesus Christ, Socrates nor Buddha (as Yeats . once pointed out) ever wrote a book. Those of us who make a living scribbling, scribbling about scribbling,...