Letters: Jul. 28, 2003

The Amazing Adventures of Ben Franklin

"If the U.S. wishes to get out of this century alive, its leaders would do well to heed the lessons of Benjamin Franklin." FRED WICKHAM San Francisco

Your tribute to Ben Franklin was a useful summary of how much he contributed to our nation [COVER STORY, July 7]. It also served as a reminder of how rare his seven "great virtues"--aversion to tyranny, support for a free press, a sense of humor, humility, idealism in foreign policy, tolerance and respect for compromise--are in the leaders of today in their response to the challenges of the...

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