Letters, Sep. 10, 1973

The Restoration of Trust

Sir / Your Aug. 20 cover asks "Can Trust Be Restored?" Yes, but we will have to wait until Inauguration Day 1977.

DEAN P. BLANCHETTE

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sir / Until Nixon's Aug. 15 speech, it was possible that trust could be restored, and I hoped for it. After the speech, hope had vanished. Mr. Nixon wasted his last chance.

So long as he denies trust in the people's response to truth openly told, he cannot be trusted.

EDWARD J. FENCL

Homestead, Fla.

Sir / If trust is restored, just wait. It too will become inoperative.

KEVIN LEACH

Quincy, Mass.

Sir / I believe that since the press...

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