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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 21, No. 8. 2nd July, 1958



The Editor.

Sir,—I was indeed surprised at the attitude taken by your correspondent "Young John" in your 4th issue of "Salient" this year. What particularly amazes me is the attitude taken by "Young John" in commenting on my article entitled "Lest We Forget". The purpose of the article was merely to point out that certain people whose past actions show them to be most definitely enemies of democracy, are, because of their usefulness (or rather apparent usefulness) to the Western cause in the struggle against the Soviet bloc, once again rising to prominent positions, thus alienating the uncommitted millions in the world. The fact that there may be some equally bad people on the other side in no way alters this alienation from the West, as it only reaffirms the decision of the uncommitted to be neutral. I am sure that this letter will make clear to "Young John" that I am not a "professor of hate". If it does not then "Young John" must be as he wrote, a "backward, subnormal" person.

—I am, etc.,