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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 14 July 6, 1938

And How?

And How?

But how is this Association—which, we are told, "is not the National Party in a new or disguised form"— going to procure "the development and maintenance of an efficient, respected, and progressive democracy in the Dominion of New Zealand"?

Apparently "its primary and outstanding purpose is to inform, and continually to remind, the people of the advantages of individual freedom and of sound democratic government, and to warn them against the dangers involved in the regimentation of Socialism," and "Freedom is defined the state of having such rights as [unclear: re] consistent with others having equal rights."

That definition is perhaps the most delightful thing in the booklet. Because "the state of having such rights as are consistent with others having equal rights" describes Socialism itself so beautifully that we're sure it must have slipped in by mistake. Are the rights of a capitalist on the Board of Directors of about fifteen Companies or owning hundreds of scores of city land, "Consistent with others having equal rights"?