Prior to his being made editor of the “Evening Standard” at the age of 28, he had already achieved fame from his co-authoring of the pamphlet “Guilty Men”, which attacked Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement."Guilty Men" was anonymous so it is hard to see how Foot could have achieved fame through it. I don't know exactly when Foot outed himself as one of the authors then surely it would have been after he stopped working for Lord Beaverbrook, then owner of both the Express and the Standard, as it was his proprietor whose attention he wanted to avoid through anonymity.
Friday, March 05, 2010
Fame Through Anonymity
Labour MP Martin Salter writes of Michael Foot: