Letters, Mar. 15, 1971

Cool v. Numb

Sir: Your article should read "The Numbing of America" [Feb. 22]—we are in deep shock. There is nothing cool in either sense of the word about how many of us feel. Anyone with sensitivity will read the silence with terror: suffering people, stricken people do not remain silent for long.

JUDITH KUMM Arlington, Texas

Sir: America has not cooled. The frustrations of a nonresponsive political body are just beginning to reach a greater depth. In the '60s, it was youth that felt it —its reaction was violence.

Now the Silent Majority is...

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