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revolutionary, fighting commitment and a certain moral passion that goes with it, which gives its special quality to the life and works of Karl Marx, to his Marxism. He recognised for himself and for others the liberating quality of practical activity, the purifying power of revolutionary action in transforming the very nature of those involved in it" (p x). It is a philosophy, yes, but it is even more a philosophy that is realised in action. This, it seems to me, is the only stance which prevents the emasculation of Marxism by either economism or post- Marxism; which rebels at the notion that it can be colonised by neo-classical economics in the name of rational choice; a stance that sees Marxism not merely as an attack on liberal dogma or as explanation, but more importantly as marked by concern, by care for the human condition, by a searing involvement in issues not touched by other philosophies in quite the same way

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their elimination? Finally, one begins to ask the question: do financial institutions have an independent role, or are they to be only subservient either to the government or to industry? There is a very good case for independent management of financial institutions so as to bring to bear a second judgment on industrial investment decisions. Are the financial institutions doing this? Maybe the committee of economic babus recently appointed by the government "to examine the principles of a possible shift in the country's economic policies from physical controls to financial controls and other related issues" now has its task cut out for it.

Copyright in India National and International-The 1983 Amendment of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957

The 1983 Amendment of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 Samuel Israel Considering the importance of the issues involved, the long-promised introduction in Parliament of a bill to amend the Indian Copyright Act of 1957 and its subsequent approval by the two Houses of Parliament have evoked surprisingly little interest. Many, and particularly those at the government end, will feel that it would be best, for the next few years at least, to see how things work out, and not to think in terms of further changes. Certainly, further hurried modifications or fresh provisions would be unwise, but this should not prevent continuing critical examination of the Act and its working, and further amendment when found necessary.
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