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very mean, if you are thought to have ten times
more money than you have, if you don't give it when
you evidence interest , you know.
I think you give plenty.
Well, but nobody thinks so, you know.
It was really a very unsympathetic piece, very
badly informed, as Philip Wylie said , by a fool,”
took great umbrage about it. He wrote me a
letter about it which I'll give you a copy of and also give
you a copy of the article, and the corrections that are
it. It's really just false in so many ways. The main
premise, the most damaging thing about it, was that
cancer, heart and stroke only affected
older people so did really matter anyway, as everybody was
going to die anyway, why not let them die? And we were doing
nothing to help young people. Now, the truth is that cancer
and heart are the major causes of death from the age of one to
twenty and twenty to forty as well as from forty on, so that all
the criticism and snide attitude that this that
was mistaken is really vitiated by the fact that she didn't know
her figures. As most readers wouldn't know the figures either.
It was damaging.
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