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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 15. 1969.



With typically childish glee, "Outside Left" has "discovered" that there is no difference between a ceremonial burning of The Reporter and Nazi book burnings. I would like to ask "Outside Left" two questions:

(a) Can he not distinguish between the token burning of a few copies of a magazine, and the Nazi's wholesale burning of all copies of the books they wanted no-one to read?

(b) Does he make the same objections to the burning of their draft cards by youths in the United States today?

"Outside Left's" principal raison d'etre seems to be to titillate his sycophants at the expense of those of us who are genuine socialists. Actually his malicious cockle, rather than annoying us, simply makes us yawn.

G. F. Fyson.