ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Paul Samuelson

vince. Other separatist groups like the Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ) feel that constitutional means are unlikely to lead to separation and even if such means are successful, the ensuing power structure of an independent Quebec will still be too closely tied to Canada and the United States and in any case will continue to be capitalist and exploitative due to its own class orientation. The FLQ is for separation as well as social revolution. The recent kidnappings in themselves are nothing more than a publicity stunt which even the more reflective among the Western mass media have fallen for. The sensationalism of the kidnappings has been played up while their political significance has been derided, ignored or not understood. The FLQ and its tactics are the; result of the liberal stereotype of politics

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