Columnists: A Policy for Stoning

Two columnists, one solemn, one satirical, offered the State Department some policy advice last week that was strangely similar. On his annual CBS-TV interview, Walter Lippmann proposed his solution for attacks on U.S. installations abroad: "I think what we ought to do in a place like Cairo, if they burned down our library, is leave it burned down. Just leave it there. Don't rebuild it, don't clean the street even, and let it stand there as a monument to the thing. I think they'll soon want to clean it up themselves."

New York Timesman Russell Baker had another suggestion: "The...

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