Letters, Jul. 19, 1971

The Monkey-Wrench Man

Sir: I nominate Daniel Ellsberg for Man of the Year for throwing the monkey wrench into that perpetual-motion machine, Viet Nam.

M.T. IVES Philadelphia

Sir: The age-old conflict between the laws of God and the laws of man was obviously warring within Daniel Ellsberg. By following the dictates of his conscience, he has performed an invaluable service to the citizens of this country. The exposure of the unbelievably inept handling of an inexcusable war can have only positive long-term effects.

JILL WESTCOTT Harper Woods, Mich.

Sir: You report that Daniel Ellsberg "is particularly scornful of the [Viet Nam] war's apologists, such as Arthur...

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