Australian Left Review


Russel Edwards


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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