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William Cobbett

Marx: According to Humpty-Dumpty

'What Marx Really Meant'. By G. D. H. Cole. (Gollancz, 5s. net.)

    “It's a stupid name enough!” Humpty-Dumpty interrupted impatiently, “ What does it mean?" “Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully. . . . "When I use a word," Humpty-Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “ it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."

A Bourgeoisie in Waiting

For Marx, the Britain he had come to live in was a capitalist country governed by a landed oligarchy in the interest of its capitalist class. Men drawn from the ranks of the landowning class occupied the top posts in the state—in the government, in the civil service, in the army and navy, in the church, in the universities—but, in order to retain these privileges for their class, they had to pursue policies that served the interests of those known as the "industrial and commercial classes".

Book Reviews: 'The Blair Years – Extracts From the Alastair Campbell Diaries', & 'The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett'

Vanity Blair

'The Blair Years – Extracts From the Alastair Campbell Diaries', edited by Alastair Campbell and Richard Stott. (Hutchinson. £25 hardback.)

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