Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 4. 1962.
Sir,—In his article on Orientation Week Cam Murray asserts, in bold type, that the "avowed aim" of the Anarchist is "the complete destruction of anything organised." I would respectfully suggest that Mr Murray is misinformed on the subject of the aims of Anarchists. Authority for my suggestion can not only be found in Anarchist literature, but also in any serious definition of "Anarchism." The Penguin Dictionary of Politics states as follows:—
". . . . There Is (however) no anarchism advocating anarchy in the sense of dissolution of every social order." Further reference to any encyclopeadia dealing with anarchism (Brittanica, Chamber's, Everyman's etc.) would soon show Mr Murray that he is abysmally ignorant of the aims of the Anarchist Movement.
I am etc.,
Peter J. Shanly.