Letters, Jan. 25, 1960

Birthquake

Sir:

The Jan. 11 cover of TIME, noting "That Population Explosion," should prove most effective in calling attention to one of this world's greatest problems. The only thing lacking was the artist's omission of the figure of a man—the cause of it all. I cannot believe artificial birth control is the answer.

JAMES G. H. MITCHELL Portsmouth, Va.

Sir:

Your statement that "population experts still have no real idea what makes people decide to have more or fewer babies" may be explained by considering the very nature of the marital act. Unless the...

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