The Lively Subculture
Sir: Your cover story on today's youth [Jan. 29] was perceptive and compassionate. Our frenzied dance rituals, our pathetically selective cliques, our sodden and sadistic heroes, and our self-assured sex talk are a startling invective on the past and a desperate cry for help in the present. What we need is not increased material and worldly goods, but an increased awareness of and communication with one another. It seems to me that many modern parents have failed in their responsibility to inculcate worthwhile values in us.
ARNOLD L. LETTIERI JR.
Sir: For three years we've been asking ourselves why...