Vol. XXVI No. 6 … Attlee : Leftward the Course of Empire ……. Without bloodshed or shouting, Britain shifted to the left last week in an upheaval that affected the world. Now the spokesman for Britain is Clement R. Attlee, a mild-mannered Englishman who never expected to become his country’s leader (see International Scene). The cover picture was taken on his arrival in the United States during a recent visit. Acme Photo.