Letters, Mar. 9, 1942

The People

TIME'S Feb. 16 account of what various commentators were saying about the U.S. people (Smug, Slothful, Asleep?) brought an outburst of letters from the people themselves. Many letters-to-TIME have reflected indignation over such issues as the Roberts report on Pearl Harbor, the retirement applications of Admiral Kimmel and General Short, the Lafayette (ex-Normandie) fire, pensions for Congressmen, Mrs. Roosevelt and OCD. But the latest batch —more than 100 of them— went much deeper. Some excerpts:


. . . What the hell do these critics want us to do— roll hoops with...

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