Forum, Feb. 16, 1976

A Genuine American Tiger

To the Editors:

Three cheers for Pat Moynihan [Jan. 26]! He is the epitome of the American success story—from bootblack and bartender to ambassador at the U.N.

How great a President he would make—no paper tiger here.

Mireille R. Gale Berkeley, Calif.

A genuine "American tiger." We are so lucky to have him in that glass menagerie on the East River.

Jitney Hodges Norfolk

Not since Adlai Stevenson have we had so articulate, witty and righteously wrathful a spokesman.

Adelaide Faralli Springfield, Pa.

Not since Winston Churchill...

Margaret Lyman Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Moynihan rivals William F. Buckley as a purveyor of grandiloquent nonsense.

Charles W. Griffin

Denville, N.J.

Palestine and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!