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CEYLON-Tea and Rubber and Consciousness

CEYLON Tea and Rubber and Consciousness Vinayak Purohit R S PERINBANAYAGAM ('Civil Strife and Doctrine of Responsibility', December 11, 1071, pp 2491-2) has written the concluding sentence of his rejoinder to my 'Emerald Island Turns Bloody 1521-4) with hurt in his heart: "While passion, ardour and guts are imperatives intelligence and knowledge are indispensable in any programme of change". He has also subsumed my views under the category of "romantic yearning of parlour revolutionaries", I do not propose to examine Pcrinbanayagam's credentials to intelligence, or knowledge or Veal revolutionism'. Such trite debating points would fall outside the tradition of lusty polemics to which Marxists are heirs. For the latter, a close examination of the contents of the opponents' thoughts is an indispensable preliminary to angry irony. Perinban ay again has not applied his mind to the issues raised in my July analysis, I had written:

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