Richard Crossman


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Richard Howard Stafford (Dick) Crossman (15 December 1907 – 5 April 1974) was a British author and Labour Party politician who was a Cabinet Minister under Harold Wilson, and was the editor of the New Statesman. A prominent socialist intellectual, he became one of the Labour Party's leading Zionists and anti-communists. Crossman is noted for his colourful if highly subjective three-volume Diaries ... more »

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  • I say to myself that I mustn't let myself be cut off in there, and yet the moment I enter my bag is taken out of my hand, I'm pushed in, shepherded, nursed and above all cut off, alone. Whitehall enve...
    Richard Crossman (1907-1974), British Labour politician. diary entry, Oct. 22, 1964. After his first week in the Cabinet.
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