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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 3 May 28, 1942



"Humanity is on the march in this war," said "Truth," "and the barriers to full political and economic democracy will be finally broken down."

We were in accord with this pious hope, but it seemed to us that "Truth" was over-optimistic about the ease with which the change-over would take place.

"Truth" agreed that no solicitude for the future of democracy had been shown by the giant industrial corporations of the United States which had sabotaged the war effort by keeping to their cartel arrangements with German firms. Although it was admitted that the holders of economic power would not lightly surender, "Truth" believed that the hope for the future lay in British methods of compromise and non-violent revolution.

"If you University students should threaten the British method of progress, by extravagant enthusiasm for Russian methods of government, we would not apologise for denouncing you."

"On the other hand, we have never sugested that the University and its students were not playing a valuable part in the life of the community and in the war effort."

To sum up, we can say that "Truth" admires Russia's heroic stand against Germany, but is not sure, that she has been successful in founding a new civilization.