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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943

"Britain in the World Front"

"Britain in the World Front"

The publication of Britain in the World Front has further increased the not inconsiderable debt progressive mankind owes to the brilliant social analyst, R. Palme Butt, for his earlier penetrating and inspiring studies. Fascism and Social Revolution, World Politics and India Today.

"The present," Bays Dutt in his preface to his newest work, "is no time for recriminations over the past or philosophising over the future," but it is, rather, a time for "unity in action of all who stand tor victory over the fascist enemy. . ."The great value of the book lies in its recognition of this fundamental prerequisite for an unequivocal victory and a sustained peace; in its ruthless exposure of all forces hostile to these ends, and in the answers it provides to the manifold problems requiring solution in all sections of the war effort.

While Dutt, of course, addresses, himself mainly to Englishmen, we in New Zealand can do no better than to learn well the lessons he teaches. The chapter headed "The Face of the Enemy" would, I think, have a particularly salutary effect on those confused people who have the temerity to complain that Victoria College owns students who are "very, very anti-Fascist conscious."