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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 5. May, 7, 1947

Questions Too

Questions Too

At the conclusion of the address, questions were submitted to the speaker. It was noticeable that Professor McHenry was far less elusive in his answers than he was during his introductory remarks. Asked about the absence of a strong Labour party he countered "that in the United States class relations are nowhere nearly as stratified as in the older capitalist countries. The American working man still has a vested interest in the present mode of production. This is artificially fostered by a system of education which still enhances youth with the prospect of the easy road from shoe-shine boy to millionaire."

Although his answer was not satisfactory to all present, he admitted quite frankly that the era of unlimited expansion of American capitalism will soon come to a close.