Letters, Feb. 11, 1974

Energy and Guilt

Sir / I hope your assessment of the American attitude toward the energy crisis [Jan. 21] is incorrect. Americans must realize that even if the present "crisis" has been engineered by the oil companies, the country must still admit to having squandered energy for much too long a time. If the crisis is shown to have been fabricated by the oil companies, let that serve to flood the companies with public indignation. But their possible guilt must never become an excuse to let us return to our thoughtless, wasteful expenditures of energy.


Manhattan, Kans.

Sir / Generalizations are generally suspect,...

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