Letters, Apr. 2, 1934

Fatuous?

Sirs:

Is there something about the atmosphere of the New Deal that dulls the intellect and blunts the sense of humor of those privileged to report the game from the sacred precincts of the chief players?

I wonder how many readers chuckled over the first paragraph of TIME (March 19): "Most amazing of President Roosevelt's accomplishments in office has been the all-time highwater mark to which he has brought and held his personal popularity."

As evidence that his popularity is not suffering a decline, TIME cites the poll on "the greatest U. S. President"...