Reflections from a Former Editor

Anthony Akos Ostor


The Journal at fifty and I at seventy were not on the horizon when John Ritchie and I began a new venture; a bit foolhardy but in character with those heady times. The University in the early 1960s was a place in ferment: home to an active, committed student body and vibrant lay Christian and radical political movements. Student societies organised public discussions of the sacred, atheism, politics, and poetry attended by hundreds. We debated the existence of God, religion in politics, communism and the non-communist left, democracy, socialism, and totalitarianism.


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