Letters, Apr. 30, 1951

Truman v. MacArthur

SIR:

IF MACARTHUR WAS INSUBORDINATE IT WAS BECAUSE, LIKE MANY MILLIONS OF FELLOW AMERICANS, HE IS CONVINCED THAT THE UNREALISTIC AND BASIC ACHESON POLICIES CONTINUOUSLY SERVE SOVIET AIMS AT THE RISK OF ULTIMATE LOSS OF AMERICAN FREEDOM. THE

PRESIDENT FIRED THE WRONG MAN. HE HAS STRUCK HIS COUNTRY A MORTAL BLOW.

J. GROVER SIMS LOS ANGELES

Sir:

. . . The second most stupid blunder since the appointment of Dean Acheson . . .

PETER Yu Ithaca, N.Y.

Sir:

. . . General MacArthur, for his repeated acts of insubordination and...

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