Wayland Kennet

Wayland Kennet is the SDP spokesman on foreign affairs and defence in the House of Lords. He founded and edited the international quarterly Disarmament and Arms Control. An article published in Encounter in 1957 gave early warning of the potential damage from nuclear test fall-out.

Seconds Away

Wayland Kennet, 8 January 1987

Species come and go, but their coming and going remains, we rather think, unremarked by any species but our own. That is one thing which distinguishes us from all the others. Another is that we bother about what distinguishes us from all the others. Another again is that we bother about destiny and free will. Yet another is that we wear clothes.


Seconds Away

8 January 1987

SIR: END, for which organisation Mark Thompson speaks in his letter (Letters, 5 March), hoped to find valid interlocutors in Eastern Europe, but the civil rights groups they naturally approached made it poignantly clear that unilateral nuclear disarmament (and END is a unilateralist organisation) in Western Europe would be against their interest. They believed that they were in some sense protected...

A Time for War

Peter Clarke, 21 October 1982

The SDP is just now at a critical juncture in its career. But then it has been at one critical juncture or another virtually throughout its brief existence. As much as the Labour Party, it has...

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