Letters, Sep. 28, 1936

Harvard, 1911


Only the high regard which I have for the Veritas emblazoned on the Harvard seal—a word which seems to have escaped Mr. Tunis's attention, or possibly exceeded his ability in translation—forces me to step into the white light of publicity, and confess that I am the wreck that penned those pitiful words that headline your column on Education (TIME, Sept. 14), "After 25 years I am an utter failure, morally, mentally, and financially."

The fact that my entire "life" was reported in a purely ironical vein should have been clear...

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