Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Crisis on the Canadian Campus -- National Students Committee, Labor-Progressive Party c. 1951

Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project

See the end of this post for details on the project.

Leaflet: Crisis on the Canadian Campus -- National Students Committee, Labor-Progressive Party c. 1951

A leaflet from the student committee of the Communist party calling for greater access to post-secondary education and opposing the rising climate of the Cold War at universities and more broadly.

While it is undated the text indicates that it was likely released in 1951.

Note the strikingly elitist and reactionary views about education stated by such Canadian figures as Arthur Meighen and Vincent Massey. 

   (Click on scans to enlarge)

When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource.

While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.

All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).

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