The Young Mr. Gaitskell

January 1956
New Republic;1/2/56, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p8
The article focuses on the state of the British Labour Party after Clement Attlee gave his leadership to Hugh Gaitskell. Gaitskell has been elected so easily that he has been shown to have the support of a majority of the Parliamentary Party. At the moment his authority is very firmly based. Gaitskell is a young man and he is utterly of his time. It follows that his conception of socialism bear little resemblance to the dreams of the pioneers. In politics actions are more important than views, and it is the part that Gaitskell played in the great Bevanite struggle that alarms the radical members of the party.


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