Letters, Dec. 23, 1957

Ups & Downs Sir: In the past few weeks this country has accustomed itself to the fact that we are technologically backward. I assume this will be properly investigated by the usual brass-bottom parties. But we are now faced with the fact that we are so inept and so ineffectual in the matter of public relations that we have advertised ourselves as dolts to the entire world.

JOHN G. STEELE Houston

Sir:

If freedom of the press in these parlous times means handing out information to Russia and the rest of the world on what...

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