Letters, Oct. 11, 1971

B.F. Skinner, Pro and Con

Sir: Professor B.F. Skinner [Sept. 20] has put himself on the side of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor and offers us bread for our freedom. His ideas are terrifying because he has hit upon the nerve of truth; man always faces the temptation to sacrifice freedom for security. I for one will defy him and all he stands for to the end. Better death than a living death. He himself would not be tolerated in the world he conjures.


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