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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 4 June 7, 1944

International Relations

International Relations

"Ideas are dangerous—but the man to whom they are least dangerous is the man of ideas. He is acquainted with ideas, and moves among them like a lion-tamer."

(G. K. Chesterton).

One of the tragedies of the last decade has been the scarcity of "lion- tamens" among the British public, especially in regard to world affairs. Only too often their minds were muddled, full of sentiment, living on clichés and slogans, unwilling to realise how complicated is the modern world and that the price of liberty is eternal intellectual vigilance."


Are you one of the "lion-tamers"? or are you one of the passive blotting- paper variety that soak in all slogans and clichés and drift along with the tide?

In any case, as 1944 will probably be a "year of destiny," realise your responsibilities and register your determination to Join the 150 odd members of the International Relations Club whose aim is to study and discuss world affairs from an unprejudiced and objective point of view.