(Anthony Wedgwood) (1925-)
British Labour politician, formerly the leading figure on the party's left wing. He was minister of technology 1966–70 and of industry 1974–75, but his campaign against entry to the European Community (now the European Union) led to his transfer to the Department of Energy 1975–79. A skilled parliamentary orator, he unsuccessfully contested the Labour Party leadership 1988.
German lyric poet. Experience as a military physician during World War I encouraged a cynically pessimistic emphasis on human degeneracy and physical decay in his early collections such as Morgue and Fleisch/Flesh, both 1917. His autobiography Doppelleben/Double Life 1950 describes a gradual mellowing into pragmatism. Primal Vision, an English translation of selected verse and prose, was published 1961.