Letters, Oct. 30, 1972

Fire or Ice

Sir / The title of your cover article "The Two Americas" [Oct. 2] reflects the contemporary delusion that the American political organism is fractured into two parts. It is as if there existed a left and a right hand without the great body in between.

For the Middle American (conceiving that term in the economic, not cultural or social sense) there is no choice in the presidential election. On the Nixon side there is a caste of the superprivileged: on the McGovern side, a caste of the underprivileged. The "apathy" which...

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