Australian Left Review

Authors

Russel Edwards

Abstract

There seems to be some confusion amongst marxists in Australia as to how to regard the emergence in the late ’sixties and early ’seventies of a substantial group of disillusioned young people, intent on exploring non-materialist life styles. Reactions to the counter-culture have ranged from uncritical enthusiasm to outright contempt. Lyn Donaldson (ALR, No. 35) is certainly correct in her view that bourgeois society can tolerate the counter-culture, and absorb it into its own ethos. She then states, however, that

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