Letters, Feb. 12, 1979

Brezhnev Speaks

To the Editors:

If Leonid Brezhnev [Jan. 22] can be believed, the Soviet leader is a master strategist. If he cannot be believed, he is a master politician. And liar.

Lockwood Richard Doty II Alexandria, Va.

In the Communist language, detente means surrender; peace means when the entire world is converted to Godless Communism. Every official in Washington should be aware of this difference in meaning, and not be deluded by Mr. Brezhnev's yearning for peace.

Harold E. Fuller Green Bay, Wis.

The sad thing about Soviet-American relations is that while the Soviets may have a real desire for peace, American politicians get...

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