Letters, Apr. 7, 1980

Dark Hours

To the Editors:

Your article on "Diplomacy's Dark Hours" [March 17] shows how today's practice of thinking and acting only in nationalistic terms does violence to the concept of man as an individual. Yet at the same time, the debate about human rights goes on, a situation that is perfect for the theater of the absurd.

Swenta Boldt Oberhausen, West Germany

Just what legacy did the world's diplomats hope to reap when they applauded the P.L.O. terrorist Yasser Arafat at the U.N.? In a single stroke they legitimized international politics based on terrorism....

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