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INDEX FOR JULY-DECEMBER, 1959 INDEX OF SUBJECTS AND TITLES A Aberforth Property Investment, 803 (F) Absolute Beginners, Colin Maclnnes, 312 (R) Acrow (Engineers), 418, 454 (F)...

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W HY so many political correspondents, Right as well as Left,

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should regard abour's new H-bomb policy as a tribute to ugh Gaitskell's genius is not clear. The rat function of a political leader is to give his arty a sense of direction,...

'Patterson does not know how to protect himself. He turned

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his back on Johansson after being knocked down.' Thus, Gene Tunney in the Observer. But anybody who watched the fight on television will have seen that the unfortunate Patterson...

THE Oxford Magazine has answered questions about St. Edmund's Hall

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successes on river, track and two kinds of football field—in a very different way from the Sunday Times, which put it all down to the 'enormous spirit' of the college. The...

We hope next week to be able to produce a

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Spectator with the normal number of pages, and with all the usual features—though it will be a little smaller in size than the ordinary issue. There are signs, however, that the...

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Pr is satisfactory to hear that the Dean of Canterbury

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is developing a sense of humour. In a recent article in the Soviet Literary Gazette, he writes : The following interesting episode may be adduced as an illustration of freedom...

Battles and Wars

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By DARSIE GILLIE PARIS P RESIDENT de Gaulle stepped onto the political stage on June 18 nineteen years ago with the assertion that to lose a battle is not to lose a war. The...

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One-Man Band

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By SARAH GAINHAM BONN 'HERE is a rush of printers' ink to the head in Germany lately, using immoderate tt hrases such as 'perfidy', 'will the British sell sets?' and 'fears of...

The Radical in 1959

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The Futility of the Right By ROBIN MARRIS T AM not a romantic radical, I am a serious I radical. When the society in which I live requires transformation, I want to transform...

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Westminster Commentary

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MOTORIST in Surrey, gestur- ing expansively out of the car window: 'The Hog's Back.' Inattentive passenger, ig- norant of local topography: 'I didn't know he'd been away.'...

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Out of the Dark By ISABEL QUIGLY Ashes and Diamonds. (Academy.)—The Rickshaw Man. (Curzon.) This is a subtler and far more persuasive film than the same director's...


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Sin and Tonic By PETER FORSTER The Complaisant Lover. (Globe.)—All in the Family. (Strand.) THE exotic setting of many of his novels, the ultramontane nature of his...

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The Royal Schizoid By CLIVE BARNES THERE are two Royal Ballets. In addition to the Royal Ballet that appears at Covent Garden, there is another Royal Ballet which is usually on...


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The Dreyfuss Case By KENNETH J. ROBINSON Mr. Dreyfuss, who is a very different speaker from some of his inarticulate American colleagues (he frequently paused to ask if we in...

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A Doctor's Journal

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Telling the Patient By MILES HOWARD 'I asked the doctor—I looked him straight in the face and I asked "Is it cancer?" and he said "Yes." Well, I'd rather know the truth— it's...

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The New Yorker By DONAT O'DONNELL A RECENT issue of The New Yorker carried a full-page colour advertisement showing the back of a man looking out to sea, where a sailing ship...

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Unshackled. By Dame Christabel Pankhurst. Edited by Lord Pethick-Lawrence of Peaslake. (Hutchinson, 25s.) Tim frontispiece shows a soft, smiling young girl, a wide-brimmed...

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Socialised Medicine

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EVERYONE who works in the NHS can see his own little bit of it, and perhaps make some sort of estimate of the other areas adjoining—but it is well-nigh impossible for most of us...

The Spoiler

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The Magic Christian. By Terry Southern. (Andre Deutsch, 1 ls. 6d.) SCHOOLBOYS, very properly, juggle with stink bombs and dirty words to call their master's bluff, desperate to...

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Rules for the Bid Game

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By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT THIS year the 'take-over bid' has become almost part of the London season. When Mr. Clore tried to bid his way into the enclave of the old Etonian...

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SIR,—Almost concurrent with Lady Wootton's recent indictment of motorists in general, we now have Pharos falling for the carrot being tastefully dangled before our motorists'...

SIR,—As an Anglican curate who has worked for three years

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in a club for 'Teddy boys,' may I add a comment on the correspondence between Mr. Penry Jones and Mr. Peter Forster in the Spectator for June 5. From my experience, Mr. Forster...

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SIR,—Your medical columnist, in his dis- cussion of monocular vision

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and its possible effect on the road accident rate, raises a question of national importance. Somebody— presumably the orthoptists themselves— should agitate for a more...

SIR,—About The Young Rebel in Amerit , Literature. I suppose Mr.

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Bewley counts the fact that few readers will return to review and see whether he or I have be' Fr misrepresented. But it is probably unnecessaf Bc Anyone who has read his letter...