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SIR WALDRON SMITHERS AND THE MUDDLE OF THE TORY MIDDLE

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Andrew Farrant is Assistant Professor of Economics at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA (farranta@dickinson.edu).

Nicola Tynan is Associate Professor of Economics at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA. She is also a member of the IEA's Academic Advisory Council.

Abstract

Waldron Smithers was highly critical of Attlee's post-war Labour government and placed much weight on Hayek having dedicated The Road to Serfdom to ‘the Socialists of all parties’. Accordingly, Smithers was assiduous in combating what he saw as a dangerous turn towards middle-way policy within his own party in the late 1940s.

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