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Rhodesian Respite

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A s this issue of the si , t_ci A lox goes to press, the airspace between London and Salisbury is still thick with traffic, and it remains unclear whether Mr Wilson will...

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Labour's Crown Prince

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POLITICAL COMMENTARY By ALAN WATKINS S OME weeks ago a member of the Cabinet be- came very angry about the prosecution of the art gallery which had exhibited the works of the...

Deutschland enter Alles

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It is easy to madden Captain Adolf von Thadden By saying that the Germans were the cause Of starting two World Wars, But he seems moderately stirred To start a third, Just to...

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LBJ Plays the Martyr

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AMERICA From DAVID WATT WASH INGTON It is likely enough that the maestro of the con- sensus would be buttering up the Republicans in this fashion even if they had not just...

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Sato on Thin Ice

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JAPAN By DICK WILSON O NE of the most important, though least in- tended, effects of China's nuclear missile experiment last month is the reinforcement of Japan's basically...

Brother Brown Goes East

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From DEV MURARKA MOSCOW N EITHER fog, rain nor cold dimmed the ebullience of Brother Brown, even if it did wear out his hosts in Moscow a little. For a man so touchy his...

Sir Evelyn Wrench, KCMG

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A memorial service for Sir Evelyn Wrench will be held in the Crypt Chapel of St Paul's at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, December 9.

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Labour's Winter of Discontent

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By DESMOND DONNELLY, MP I VENTURED to warn, in an article in the SPECTATOR on August 19, what would happen as a result of Mr Wilson's July measures. Although the issue was in...

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Spectator's Notebook

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MIME was when the Reith Lectures were a I great event. Now they are broadcasting's coelacanth; an extinct art-form kept going only out of a sense of piety. They could, it's...

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Ebe %pectator

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December 1, 1866 The Queen promised to unveil a statue of the late Prince Consort at Wolverhampton yester- day, and the whole of the "Black Country" was agog with excitement...

Strains Within the Alliance

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By LAURENCE MARTIN ANTI-MISSILE MISSILE-2 TN last week's article it was suggested that even 'the expenditure of well over $32 billion on a Damage Limitation programme based on...

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Quick Justice

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THE LAW By R. A. CLINE O NE of the least valid charges made against the English legal system is that its pro- cedures grind slowly. There are critics who like to pretend that...

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Frost at Night

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TELEVISION By STUART HOOD p EOPLE who were up at Cambridge with him will tell you that of a Sunday morning David Frost would ring a taxi and persuade the driver to deliver to...

Saving the 'Sun'

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THE PRESS By DONALD McLACHLAN rrMERE were red faces among managers in Fleet I Street when the report on efficiency in their industry prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit...

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Sheepish in Wolfe's Clothing

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AFTERTHOUGHT By JOHN WELLS `DARLING, would you pass the tomahto salad?' She's a powder-pink Marilyn Monroe blonde in a white fur wrap and glittery razzle-dazzle glass dia-...

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Dr Balogh and the Third World

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Stu,—In the first paragraph of their letter (Novem- ber 25) Messrs Streeten and Hill write of Dr Balogh and myself that 'both regard themselves as un- orthodox and...

SIR.—A good many St Georges have had a go at

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Freud. The old fellow refuses to die, however: kill him in therapeutics, and he awkwardly reappears to provide the key to a whole section of primate biology. It may well be...

The Rhodesian Dilemma

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L _1 ER, .1 L From: Mrs Diana Spearman, Professor P. T Bauer, Dr Charles Rycroft, Dr Alex Comfort. Martin Turnell, C. B. Cox, Hugo Young, Gordon Hausmann and Michael Hunter....

Brophy and Brigid

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SIR,—Morals apart, lady novelists who advocate masturbation, gentlemen novelists who support them ('not only harmless but positively desirable) and readers who read them might...

The Great Freudian Hoax?

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SIR,—In his review of Psychoanalysis Observed (November 25). Dr William Sargant attributes to me three opinions which are not to be found in my introductory contribution and...

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France: Change and Decay By ROBERT ABIRACHED I N any attempt to assess the position of the theatre in France today, it is important first to avoid hasty simplification and to...

Poets at War SIR,—Alan Ross should not have rushed into

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print so quickly (Letters, November 25) to claim that in the 1950s 'no one ever thought otherwise than that Keith Douglas was the best poet to come out of the war,' and that...

Inflammatory Definitions SIR,—`Jesuit' is not alone in provoking the Shorter

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Oxford Dictionary to a racially inflammatory de- finition ('Spectator's Notebook,' November 25). Under 'American' the Dictionary records: 'Native

Jews in Russia SIR,—A letter requesting a meeting with visiting

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Soviet parliamentarians was sent by the Universities' Committee for Soviet Jewry to the Soviet Ambassa- dor. It was hoped that this meeting would provide an opportunity for a...

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No Way Out

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DANCE U SUALLY, apart from feeling terribly old when folk-dancers are at their merriest or being seized with mild irreverence when ballet's sacred cows are at their holiest, I...

Very Lovely Home

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ART A next week's issue will disclose, this is Mr Lowry's month, on home ground, at the Tate; but elsewhere a young American has stolen all the thunder: Claes Oldenburg at the...

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Time and Space

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MUSIC By CHARLES REID W E have been much in the company of whales and mastodons lately. There were three whopping Mahlers. At the Royal Festival Hall Eugene Ormandy and the...

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Shem the Penman

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By ANTHONY BURGESS Nora Joyce died sixty-five years after she was born. Otherwise, Stephen's statement about Anne will serve prophetically, since Stephen is James Joyce, for...

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Critical Proofs

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Critical Essays. By W. W. Robson. (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 35s.) THIS is a curious collection. In the first two sections, Mr Robson makes a characteristic neo- Scrutiny...

The Secret War

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Tuts book covers SOE operations in France, Holland, Norway and Denmark. Two-thirds of it concern France; then come a hundred pages on Holland, and fifty each on Norway and...

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The 'Unknown Child

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That child will never lie in me, and you Will never be its father. Mirrors must Replace the real image, make it true So that the gentle love-making we do Has powerful passions...

Memorial Service

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The Buddha Tree. By Fumio Niwa. Translated by Kenneth Strong. (Peter Owen, 42s.) From Beginning to End. By Jozsef Lengyel. Translated by Ilona Duczyriska. (Peter Owen, 30s.)...

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Decades of Deceit

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By ARNOLD BEICHMAN W ILL there ever again be anything like the 'thirties and 'forties? I refer to those decades in which tens of thousands of Ameri- cans, Britons, Canadians,...

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Working Purposes

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THE situation is much the same, only worse. Secularisation at all levels has reduced to insignificance the religious practices of all but a tiny fraction of the population. The...

Is God Dead?

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RELIGIOUS BOOKS By D \\ 11) L. EDWARDS HORT religious books have to a large extent a replaced sermons as vehicles of teaching. As with sermons, so with these books; almost all...

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The Way to Freedom. Letters, lectures and notes from the collected works of Dietrich Bon- hoeffer. Volume 2. Edited by Edwin Robertson. Translated by Edwin Robertson and John...

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Secular Problems

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Christian Ethics and Secular Society. By F. R. Barry. (Hodder and Stoughton, 35s.) Christianity and the Affluent Society. By Reginald H. Fuller and Brian K. Rice. (Hodder and...

A Fine Bible

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THIS handsome volume has been produced to combat two dangers which its producers feel are confronting the Christian religion. The first is its reduction to the status of a...

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The Greatest is Charity

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The Future of Catholic Christianity. Edited with an introduction by Michael de la Bedoyere. (Constable, 21s.) Roman Catholicism. By Loraine Boettner. (Banner of Truth Trust, 8s....

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Thick of the Fray

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LIFE in mid-nineteenth-century England seemed much less secure than we sometimes imagine that it did. Men were conscious of living through a time of social, intellectual and...

As Keynes Once Said To Me

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JL marm '1 4 1U 00.17 By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT The cult of the equity was a mixture of fear and greed-fear of the continued depreciation in the value of money and greed for...

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Troubled Oils

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By JOHN BULL - 1 has been a tense week for the two big British I oil companies, British Petroleum and Shell. Both are involved in major crises in the Middle East. One is in...

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Chemical Gourmets

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CONSUMING INTEREST By LESLIE ADRIAN This chemical gourmet then goes on to des- cribe Rice Provence, made by General Mills. It contains, among its many ingredients, 'mono- and...

Market Notes

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By C USTOS T HE gilt-edged market, as I write, is recover- ing from its Rhodesian scare. (The five-point jump in Rhodesian stocks—the 41 per cent South Rhodesia 87-92 now...

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CHESS by Philidor

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No. 311. J. WARTON BLACK (6 men) J. WARTON (3rd Prize, B.C.P.S., 1963) WHITE to play and mate in two moves; solution next week. Solution to No. 310 (Millins) : R - Kt 6,...


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ACROSS 1. Green-bag, full of wine? (6) 4. It's terrible .about Guinevere's lover, although so calm (8) to. Nothing off-beat about a piece in the viva (7) Did this legendary...