Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.
Sir,—I welcome "Meha's" letter on the dangers of the Soviet Peace Movement.
I should like to add that his conclusions are evident to all those people who came from Communist countries. A little knowledge of Marxist theory and Communist practice is enough!
The Soviet restriction of the freedom of thought is not merely a result of an authoritative regime, but it is a historical tradition of the Marxist movement which began by renouncing every group that did not agree with every detail of Marxist theory.
I think there is a remarkable ignorance among New Zealanders about the life of the satellite countries, though thousands of emigrants are living here. I think there should be articles on the life of Eastern European countries and the dangers of Communism. Yours, etc.,
Not for Animal Farm.