By George Novack
Marxism is dialectical, Novack explains. It considers all phenomena of their improvement, of their transition from one country to a different. And it truly is materialist, explaining the area as subject in movement that exists ahead of and independently of human realization.
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He initiated changes in the interrelationship between the governing and governed. Not only did he make himself, as head of the executive branch, available to answer questions on government policies and proposals in the legislative chamber, but he also required senior officials to follow his example. He set in motion a cultural change in the civil service, calling for a shift in the relationship between civil servants and the people as one between suppliers and customers. 41 With a civil service learning to accommodate the demands of the general public, with the executive head being answerable to the legislature, Patten’s reform package significantly boosted the political base of the Legislative Council, and thus subtly shifted the relative weight between the legislature and executive branch.
So, Hong Kong’s Embattled Democracy (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), table 1, p. 91. 34 Members elected from Legislative Council were to increase to four in 1988 and eight in 1991 while appointed members were to be reduced from 12 in 1984 to eight in 1988 and two in 1991. Ex-officio members were sought to remain four throughout the years to 1991: A. Y. So, Hong Kong’s Embattled Democracy, p. 91. 35 Hong Kong Legislative Council, ‘Legislative council Hong Kong session, 1983–84’, in Hong Kong Legislative Council Official Report of Proceedings, 1984: pp.