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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 10. September 20th, 1949

Shouting from the Barricades

Shouting from the Barricades

It should be noted that the Church condemned Communism, Fascism and Nazism not only in order of time, but also in the order that they became either actual or potential menaces to the spiritual and temopral power of the Church: the Church has not yet seriously condemned the opportunist dictator Franco, who had the prudence not to make any move to diminish the various powers of the Church to any appreciable extent.

Veritas complains of the "the defence against reason, the defence of unprovoked abuse and insinuation so common in 'Salient'." As the writer of some of this alleged vulgarity, I am touched to the quick by his criticisms. In fact, all I can say in my defence (shamefacedly, in sackcloth and ashes, tearing the hem of my garment), is that it was the lack of any vestiges of fundamental reason and logic in his article prompted my verbal excesses.