Anthony Crosland (review date 12 February 1960)
SOURCE: "Smashing Things," in The Spectator, February 12, 1960, p. 223.
[In the following review of The Glittering Coffin, Crosland examines Potter's critique of the Labour Party and the politics of social class in 1950s England.]
Mr. Potter is a twenty-three-year-old exchairman of the Oxford University Labour Club, who was also a prominent figure in the old Universities and Left Review. His book [The Glittering Coffin] is part autobiography, part polemic—against present-day British society, and against the Labour Party for allegedly not wishing to change it. It is disarmingly candid, and indeed courageous, since he wishes to go into Labour...
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