[Marxism] Death of Christine Keeler (1942-2017)

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 13:31:34 MST 2017


I was sorry to see on this morning's news (it's Thursday morning here in
NZ) that Christine Keeler had died.

Keeler was one of the figures at the centre of the 'Profumo Affair' in
Britain in the early 1960s.

And a victim of a kind of unholy coming together of the most socially
reactionary Tories and the sparkly new liberal Labourites of the time.

The Profumo Affair saw the destruction of Keeler, her friend Mandy-Rice
Davies, the suicide of their friend Stephen Ward, the resignation of war
minister John Profumo and the resignation of Tory prime minister Harold
Macmillan.  The following year Labour swept into power.

https://rdln.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/the-profumo-affair-a-moral-panic-between-austerity-britain-and-the-swinging-sixties/



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