Strange Currents Stirring

January 1976
National Review;1/23/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p23
The article ponders on the prevalence of trends against spend-and-hope politics in 1975. For instance, New Zealand voters moved to throw out the incumbent Labor government. The conservative National Party eventually enjoyed a solid majority in Parliament. On December 11, British Columbia voters threw out the local Socialist government and gave a conservation coalition a landslide victory. Also in December, a big political turnover occurred in Australia when voters rejected the Labor Party in favor of the Liberal-Country coalition. Such trend seemed to be noticeable throughout the advanced Western world.


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