Letters: Jan. 19, 1970

Alternatives to Loving or Leaving

Sir: At some tragic point between Concord's "shot heard 'round the world" and the sounds of clubs crashing down on young bodies in Chicago, Middle Americans [Jan. 5] have turned their stubborn backs on the spirit from which we all came.

It is painful to witness the slow and torturous death of the word why. For when I ask it, too many are too quick to respond: "Love it or leave it." Are there no alternatives?

MARK MILLS Amherst, Mass.

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