The Press: Ads Across the Sea

It began when the New York Herald Tribune's fun-loving, Paris-based Columnist Art Buchwald put an ad into the famed agony column of London's Times: "Would like to hear from people who dislike Americans and their reasons why. Please write Box R. 543." The ad produced not only 209 replies from as far away as California and Iraq and two columns for Buchwald,* but a rash of new ads putting Anglo-American relations to the test on both sides of the Atlantic.

Reticent Americans. Buchwald's replies ran from the tersest reasons, e.g., "Suez," "John Foster Dulles," to full-scale defenses of Americans by British admirers....

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