During one evening in 1943 with Robert Barrington-Ward, editor of The Times, the Duke of Devonshire confided that he had ‘still to call your paper publicly the journal of the London School of Economics’. David Bowes-Lyon, a director of the paper, chipped in remarking that The New York Times called it the final edition of The Daily Worker.1 This was not an idiosyncratic view of the leftward drift of The Times during the war — a drift that more often than not was held to be the responsibility of its leader writer and assistant editor, Edward Hallett Carr, The Red Professor of Printing House Square’, as he was later referred to. Nor were such views only held by Americans. Carr’s opponents went to the very top of the British establishment and came to include Winston Churchill, his son Randolph and later the Labour Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin.
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