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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 2. March 20, 1957

The Road to Church

The Road to Church

The pseudo-Byronic postering of your "State of the Union" leading article was a curious anachronism. Perhaps it gave the satisfaction of deceiving a few. But Byron had a degree of genius which makes any subsequent would-be-big-time, soul-torn profligate (intellectual of course), appear rather smalltime and outmoded. Between the lines one gathered that the leader writer would sooner or later compromise his faith in irresponsible ungoverned liberty as the way to wisdom, by respectably marrying in a church and settling to a more rational wav of life. Then, perhaps, he may feel a little ashamed of his inordinate revelling in the cruder aspects of juvenile behaviour.

The publication of a misleading article is however, not a legitimate enjoyment of irresponsibility for a leader-writer.—J.H.J.C.