Letters: Nov. 3, 1967

Remonstrations and Demonstrations

Sir: As a traditional bearded intellectual, I see mobs of scraggly creatures obscenely protesting an obscene war [Oct. 27]. Has war become the only indecency left to protest? Do they keep any of the other nine commandments? When adultery and sacrilege have become public pastimes, who can say "Thou shalt not kill"? We are thoroughly damned by our neglect of the other nine; keeping the one cannot save us.


Sir: The demonstration fulfilled its announced goal perfectly: to symbolize the transformation of a major portion of the peace movement from a role of advocacy...

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