Australian Left Review

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Discussion: Verbal Violence


Ralph V. Summy


AS ONE OF THOSE REVILED in Max Teiclnnann's diatribe on the authors of The Australian New Left and A New Britannia (ALR No. 30), I should appreciate some space in your journal, not to defend specifically my chapter or those of my co-contributors (How can one respond intellectually to tasteless calumnies!), but to say something about the import of Teichmann’s incongruity of thought and tone in a wider sense. Unfortunately, his style of virulence is symptomatic of a grave recrudescence afflicting the entire spectrum of Australia ’s Left, threatening to kill any meaningful revitalisation.