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INDEX FOR JULY - DECEMBER, 1961 INDEX OF SUBJECTS AND TITLES A A Bout de &Rifle 61 (CA) Abdication, The, Lewis Broad, 768 (R) About Tunisia, John Anthony, 550 (E) Accattone,...

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Portrait of the Week-

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kuwirt, the Royal Marines landed, along with lements of the Royal Horse Artillery, the ragoon Guards. the Carabiniers, the 11th ussars, the Coldstream Guarils and other pic-...


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D EcAusE the chairmanship of the Trades Union Congress goes by seniority, some of the chair's occupants are inevitably from an- other era: but rarely can there have been so...

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No, 6s)41 Established 1 828 FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1961

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An Aching Void

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From DARSIE GILLIE cl p RESIDENT DE GAULLE'S royal progresses through the provinces of France have been amongst his most successful inventions. There have been cities in which...

Test Case

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T o judge by a succession of obviously inspired 'leaks' to the American press, President Kennedy's advisers have persuaded him that the time has come to affirm American freedom...


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D. W. BROGAN F.D.R. JULIAN CRITCHLEY, MP Westminster Commentary ROGER OWEN Bar Sinister

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A Limited Deal

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By JOHN COLE HE reactions to Mr. Selwyn Lloyd's recent appeal for wage restraint have been nega- - predictably, because the appeal was as toils as a twice—or thirty- or...

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Westminster Commentary

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Teetering Towards Europe By ROY JENKINS ) MP L AST Wednesday, for the first time for eleven months, the House of Common deliberately debated Britain's relations with Europe. It...

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Kassem and Kuwait

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B. CHILDERS 10 NUKE a Certain Other Occasion, there is little mystery about Mr. Macmillan's deci- sion to activate a long-prepared 'Kuwait contin- it 4 eacY' plan and land...

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On Not Being a Millionaire

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By ALAN BRIEN L IKE most other readers of the Spectator, I have often been conscious of times when I did not have any money. There have also been even more times when I had...

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By WILLIAM GOLDING N o archwology is more entertaining or engrossing than an examination of one's own detritus. The business of turning out a house IS like the clearing of a...

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Casino at Sandy Bay

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By SIMON RAVEN 1 FIRST heard about our local Casino when I came out of the dog-track one evening and found a card be- hind my wind- screen wiper, pro- mising roulette, dice,...

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Letting Well Alone

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By ELIZABETH DAVID 'V ITAMIN H, JAM' reads the last item on the menu of the famous Azanian banquet in Black Mischief. I remembered about Seth's dinner (There is the question of...

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Such Dreamy Jazz By 1A1N HAMILTON 1 Beyond the river lay the Campsies Stretched like a screen on which the cloud Brushed secret signals while an Avro Sloped to the airfield,...

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Sta, - 1 apologise for the carelessness (or bad typing) that . made me, write Senator ,Dodds instead of Senator Dodd (I know his name quite well), promo Major Guevara to the...


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SIR,—It should by now be obvious to anyone who has been following the correspondence in these columns concerning the events of 1948 in Palestine, that the Zionists haven't a...

SIR,—David Cairns concedes that the Israeli myth about Arab evacuation

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orders has been exploded, but says there was no Israeli expulsion policy either. He then says 'some' Haganah commanders did 'encourage' an Arab exodus; that 'many' saw its...

Bone in the Throat Commander Sir Stephen King-Hall The Other

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Exodus Walid Khalidi, Erskine B. Childers Ordeal In Court Kit Mouat Cuban Aftermath D. W. Brogan, G. Alvarez, Philip Toynbee Not Good Enough John Margeson, Kenneth J....


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SIR,—In his excellent article 'Ordeal in Court' Si Basil Henriques avoids one fundamental point, Wh should the child of a non-Christian be expected to swear by the Christian...

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A BOLO Sia,--May I add a tiny piece of journalistic

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history to support Mr. Cyril Ray's suggestion that the word 'bolo' derives from Bolsheviks? One use of it was certainly connected with the Russian word. The death before a...

Stn.—Mr. Conquest deals with those in Britain who Objected on

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the grounds of an international morality to the American-instigated attack on Cuba. Castro's regime, he says, ought not to appeal to Western Liberals, and that is that. Yet Mr....

I'm ! sorry to go on, but public libels must

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be Puoim„ 7 rebutted. In spite of his black-and-white mentality—how natural that an opponent should be seen as a tar-baby I—Mr. Conquest knows that my disgust at the invasion...


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SIR,—To the chagrin of the government back-bench bloodhounds and the Conservative Women's League, Mr. Butler presents himself as a liberal in his approach to penal reform. Soon...

SIR, --Mr. H. P. J. Harming, who thinks that do 'not

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seem to have much idea what the Blackheath inquiry has been about,' goes on to say, in effect, that he cannot put into a few words the reasons why the Housing Minister's...


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SIR,—Mingled with his faint praise of the Minister of Housing, Mr. Kenneth J. Robinson has said a word in season about the mediocrity of house design in this country. Though...

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Cook's Tour By BA MBER GASCOIGNE The Kitchen has the shape of a sandwich—a hunk of moral between two slices of life--but for once the bread is more palatable than the filling....

SIR,—Do we understand from Bernard Levin's article that Louis Pollock

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never once thought of asking whether, by calumny or mischance, his name had somehow been entered on a political blacklist? That he—a former Chicago newspaperman! —actually...

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Untouched by Hand BARNES By CLIVE THE Bolshoi Ballet would say, 'Ballet is about people,' the Kirov company might reply, 'Ballet is about dancing' —and that, I suggest, is the...

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Lifting the Lid By KENNETH J. ROBINSON thene roof. Both pavilions, according to the publicity handout, are miracles of conception, co-ordination and the generosity of manufac-...

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The Modigliani Story By ISABEL QU1GLY The Lovers of Mont- parnasse. (Cameo- Poly.) — The Young Montparnasse ('A' certificate). T i The film s several years old and certainly...

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Shrunken Heads y PETER FORSTER promoted an 'Appointment with Cyril Connolly,' in an interview with Malcolm Muggeridge, and true to its usual bilious billing TV Times, in-...

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Mr. Maugham's Notions BY KINGSLEY AMIS I HAVE a notion that the artist is a man much like other men. He shares to the full their vain, egotistical dreams, their pettiness and...

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Bulldog in the Manger

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IN this book Professor Beloff describes, and then discusses, the impact upon Whitehall and West- minster of various international bodies which owe their existence to the Cold...

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Beached Wildcat

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Tuts book will make bitter reading for anyone who fought at Anzio, especially during the bloody period of attack and counter-attack in February, 1944. Mr. Vaughan-Thomas's...

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Threatened Genius : Difficult Saint

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By EVELYN WAUGH MISS MURIEL SPARK needs no patronage. It is four years since I had the delight of reviewing her first novel in these columns. I am proud to have been one of the...

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The Solitude

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Heavy, holy faces throng the house, Swearing agony from the ceiling, agonised remorse Sweeps over the ceiling—high in the - moulding The spider cracks his web through yellow e...

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All the King's Men

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Voltaire and the Calas Case. By Edna Nixon. (Gollancz, 21s.) LirE must have been nice for Lytton Strachey. Up to the eighteenth century, it seemed to him, the world was flooded...

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Live Stones The Doric Temple. By Elisabeth Ayrtbn and Serge

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Moulinier. (Thames and Hudson, 70s.) r un moment we arrive in their presence, the Doric temples of Greece break through our Pre conceptions about them. Nobody, after c lambering...

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The Trouble with Utopia

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A Clean, Well-lighted Place. By Kathleen Nott. (Heinemann, 18s.) T ALSO observed.' said Socrates in his speech to the court, 'that the very fact that they were poets made them...

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Jerusalem Stillborn

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The Levellers and the English Revolution. By H. N. Brailsford. (Cresset, 55s.) THE peculiar problem facing the historian of the English Revolution is one of communication....

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Greenwood Heroes

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THE annals of the poor, we all know, are short and simple; no figure of the past is more elusive than the common man. How are we to discover what he thought and felt, and how...

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Goose Chase

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is a great autobiography waiting to be %%mien about the Thirties, the story of the ordinary chap who didn't go to Spain, never l oew a soul in the Communist Party, couldn't tell...

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I shall see justice done. I shall protect time From monkish, cowardly men Who say this life is not all And do not respect the clock. On those who will not escape I shall see...

Buskining About

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Roan. By Bryher. (Collins, 15s.) I HAVE never been very sure why people write historical novels, nor why anyone should want to read them. There are exceptions, of course;...

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Mr. Lloyd's Dilemma

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By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT It has been my constant theme that two con- trols are wanted—a building control and a con- trol over foreign investment—and now I add a third: some...

Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS By CUSTOS T HE half-year in the equity markets has give the investor plenty of thrills. From the los# point in December to the high point in May the advance in the...

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Company Notes

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E LLIS AND GOLDSTEIN, manufacturers of women's clothes under the trade names of `dereta,"Eastex' and 'Rembrandt,' have done well for the year ended November 30, 1960. Pre-tax...

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Foodcast By KATHARINE WHITEHORN TELEVISION is rapidly be- coming something that In the popular Mind, the BBC is thought of as providing warm orange juice and a currant bun,...

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Consuming Interest

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Let Us Spray By LESLIE ADRIAN THE spray business (in Poland Street they call it aerosol packaging) is get- ting to be too much of a not terribly good thing. I suppose the...

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• • • The occasion was the inauguration of the latest serviCes on the Trans-European Express system, which links ninety cities in seven countries (Benelux, France, Italy,...