Letters, Sep. 14, 1953

The Senator from Maine


Senator Margaret Chase Smith's proposal [TIME, Aug. 24] to use the atomic bomb to end our frustration in the Far East hardly does justice to what is ordinarily a fertile mind. Some 350 years ago, the Spanish ambassador to England, alarmed at the aggressive plans of the English in North America, wrote his solution in a letter to Philip III: "I hope," wrote the ambassador, "you will give orders to have these insolent people quickly annihilated."


Fulton, Mo.


Senator Margaret Smith has long made me ashamed...

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