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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 3. April 13, 1946

Fine Writing For Plebs

Fine Writing For Plebs

Dear Sir,—We students are the future leaders of society and as such must realise our responsibilities. So we owe much to R.G.C. for his "Objection" in the last issue of "Salient."

As R.G.C. says, it is my duly as a writer to tell you about "the significant movement of our time." Unfortunately he seems a little hazy as to what it is and mentions "the world-wide struggle of the masses of people to whom we belong." However, these are very common phrases nowadays, and I feel sure that beneath these veiled terms he is subtly referring to the Managerial Revolution. Of course we all want a happy classless society, but only the most naive optimism would assume that because Capitalism is dying, the ideal People's State is arriving. In fact, it is obvious that control of the world is passing into the hands not of the People but, of the big Managers—the technicians and administrators in business and government. This is the significant movement of our time. Let literature express it!

Standing firmly alongside R.G.C., I say: "Tell the People!"

—Yours, etc.,

Pro Bono Publico or Panem Et. Circenses.