Suppression and social action



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Martin, B. (1986). 'Suppression and social action', in B. Martin, C. Ann. Baker, C. Manwell and C. Pugh (Eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (pp. 257-263). Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

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Suppression of intellectual dissent can be seen as one part of a general historical struggle between on the one hand powerful and privileged interests in society and on the other grassroots initiatives for a more equal and just society. Here I will first describe this context for understanding suppression in general terms. Then I will discuss the ambiguous relation between intellectual dissidents and social action groups.

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