Letters, Jan. 18, 1971

Rough v. Miserable

Sir: It's funny to me that in your hue and cry over the decline of the family [Dec. 28] you didn't cite more alternatives. For instance, marriage is rough, but being unattached is miserable; motherhood is tiring, but childlessness is boring and has no future; being a "nuclear" or isolated family unit is pressure-causing but draws on unseen potential; and most important, that religion is the hope of mankind. Why else would we poor slobs slave away in deference to "the long run" except because it's right?

(MRS.) CAROLINE WHORF Los...

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