Sir Waldron Smithers and the Muddle of the Tory Middle

5 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2012

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Andrew Farrant

Dickinson College - Department of Economics

Nicola Tynan

Dickinson College

Date Written: June 2012

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.

Keywords: Conservative Party, bureaucracy, Hayek, middle way, rule of law, socialism

Suggested Citation

Farrant, Andrew and Tynan, Nicola, Sir Waldron Smithers and the Muddle of the Tory Middle (June 2012). Economic Affairs, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 63-67, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2080363 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2012.02157.x

Andrew Farrant (Contact Author)

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Nicola Tynan

Dickinson College ( email )

PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
United States

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