Letters, Jan. 21, 1974

Austerity over Potency

Sir / On your article "The Big Car: End of the Affair" [Dec. 31], I find it distressing, sick, and almost unimaginable that there is little that can replace the gluttonous oversized cars as a part of the American dream. For a Christian nation, we sure are hung up on the tangibles anyway.

A small car feels like the automotive extension of oneself, while an American V-8 is so dwarfing that I feel like it is driving me. Finally (perhaps best of all), people compliment me on my genuine austerity rather...

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