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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 13. October 4, 1951

The Bigger the Lie?

The Bigger the Lie?

When as a last thrust N.G. asserts that nobody gets any pleasure from western entertainment we are not surprised that there are other points in his article as absurd and as extreme. To condemn our commercialised culture and praise the economic standards of the east required Marxist gall and Marxist obtuseness. "For our way of life has strange values. They are based not on human minds and souls, but on hard, dirty dollars." If we substitute "art" for way of life and roubles for dollars we get an accurate picture of art in the Soviet.