THE CAUTIOUS REVOLUTION by Ernest Watkins

THE CAUTIOUS REVOLUTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A factual, in general sympathetic review of the Labour government regime, 1949-50, which covers intelligently and inclusively British affairs, foreign and domestic, inter- and intra- party relations, and in addition the leading political personalities in England today. The author starts with an overall picture of England in 1945, profiles of Labour leaders and typical opposition M.P.'s and goes on to describe the government's five Parliamentary crises. Part Two deals with nationalization,- banking, coal, surface communication, air lines, and with the proposed nationalization of iron and steel. The next section attempts to answer the question of how the English live now as compared to 1945, in terms of agriculture, food and rationing, housing, insurance and health service. Part Four considers the Press and its attitude towards the party; business and management relations; trade unions and their members. And Part Five takes up Britain's foreign relations and Commonwealth relations. The final section analyzes the 1950 election, the issues and platforms, and preducts another election within the year. A well-informed, well-tempered study, and one that will contribute to our understanding of Britain.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus