Letters, Apr. 22, 1974

Peace on a Slender Thread

Sir / Henry Kissinger is indeed today's indispensable man [April 1]. Personally, I think that is bad.

World peace hangs on a slender thread when it depends on the brilliance and gifts of one man who is here today and gone tomorrow.

VAL F. MARCHILDON

Mountain Iron, Minn.

Sir / It is refreshing to find a politician and/or statesman who displays a realistic approach to complex and sometimes potentially explosive situations rather than Utopian rhetoric, while managing a sense of humor and a humanistic quality.

Kissinger is truly an American superstar in a time when we sorely need one.

MARY MILLER

Vincentown, N.J.

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