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SPAIN- Uneasy Transition

November 22, 1975 relations between Vietnam and Thailand, but on the other, its most recent deeds prove that it does not move in that direction' It is apparent that Thailand is still at odds with Indochina and it will take it quite some time to establish good relations with the new regimes there.

Socialist Concept of Welfare Work

Is it fear of landed interests, or inefficiency of Government machinery or absence of record of rights or the Utopian nature of legislation?
The concept of land reform has changed considerably with the lapse of time. Formerly it was thought that the agrarian structure could be changed by conferring rights on tenants. Apart from the difficulties of implementation of land reform measures, it is now recognised that those landlords who endeavour to improve their land and farm practices should be encouraged. In fact, the legislative measures have not tried to link right in land with good farm practices. Dutta has also avoided discussion of this aspect of land reform measures.

UF through Blinkers

UF through Blinkers Ajit Roy Bengal: The Communist Challenge by C R Irani, Lalvani Publishing House, Bombay, 1968 ; pp v + 168 ; Rs 18.
IT would be a little naive to expect an objective study of the Communists' role in the nine-month span of the United Front Government in West Bengal from a Joint Secretary of the Swatantra Party assisted by the well known Democratic Research Service. Yet, the book does not -entirely belong to the usual run of high-strung, screeching propaganda tracts. In fact, it bears a clear stamp of the author's indecision

The State of the Working Class

The Indian Working Class: Size and Shape by G D Sane; All- India, Trade Union Congress, New Delhi, 1967; pp 72, Rs 2.50.
PROMPTED by S A Dange, General Secretary, AITUC. the author, a retired trade unionist with a record of over 28 years of participation in trade union work, has brought together in this work statistical material covering various aspects of industrial labour. The brochure will prove highly useful as a handbook of labour statistics. But the author has hardly tackled the central task he had set himself, viz, answering the question: how far is the Indian working class ready to lead the struggle for socialism in the country? The prefatory admission that it does not bring out all the multi-lingual, multi-caste, multi-religious and multi-national complexities of the Indian working class is very much of an understatement of the work's deficiency. The fact is that it does not even touch these vital questions.


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