Letters, Jul. 28, 1941

Monks of Athos

Sirs: May I have your permission to utter a protest against the article on Mount Athos which was published in your issue of April 28? . . .

The statement about the morality of the monks is a gross and wicked exaggeration of facts which are regretted by the monks, themselves, more than by anyone else. It is, of course, quite true that wherever you get a number of men—many of them young—segregated from the rest of the world, the evils spoken of by your correspondent invariably arise. The same thing...

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