The continuing persecution faced by the universities since 1979 is an ideological one not so very dissimilar to the Cultural Revolution of Mao Tse-tung in which he punished an academia which had unwittingly offended him in youth.
That, too, was driven by one man's vision of a classless society. When are we to be issued with John Major's little red book?
DAVID J. B. MURIE
University of Dundee