Hungary for truth

November 8, 1996

Your story about our research on the fate of Hungarian intellectuals who came to Britain after 1956 (THES, November 1) compressed part of a conversation to give an incorrect impression. The story said that Imre Lakatos had an important influence on debates within Marxism and the New Left; actually his influence was in the philosophy of science, while the two philosophers important in discussions on the Left are Istvan Meszaros and Miklos Krasso.

Jennifer Platt Director, graduate research centre in the social sciences University of Sussex.

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