Australian Left Review

Article Title

Old Problem - New Expressions


Eric Aarons


The Yugoslav periodical for social studies, Survey, recently held a “round table” discussion under the heading “Dogmatism and Contemporary Socialism.” (No.2, 1975). From it I take three themes: the political content of the struggle against dogmatism in Yugoslavia today; the social and other roots of dogmatism, and some features of dogmatism in the Australian left today. I do not propose to begin with a definition of dogmatism, as it will emerge sufficiently in what follows.