Judgments & Prophecies, Jan. 3, 1955

BEYOND THE MACHINE: MAN'S GOOD JUDGEMENT

Novelist WILLIAM FAULKNER, in a letter to the New York TIMES:

This is about the Italian airliner which undershot the runway and crashed* at [New York's] Idlewild [ Airport ] after failing three times to hold the instrument glide-path which would have brought it down to the runway. It is written on the idea that the instrument or instruments—altimeter-cum-drift-indicator—failed or had failed, was already out of order or incorrect. It is written in grief. Not just for the sorrow of the bereaved ones of those who died in the...

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