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them temperate and good letters and many of which we have printed. We've been printing
them continually since then.
But, as I say, not in any overwhelming number, not the vituperation that I would have
expected. We got sensible letters from both sides. The other day we printed one from
Taiwan, a very good letter, taking the opposite side. And we've had some on our side, but
the whole discussion has been on a much higher plane than I had dared to hope.
Has it received much of a play in the weeklies? Did Time or Newsweek pick up this?
No. To the best of my recollection Time and Newsweek didn't pick it up. If you want
me to state what I think of their judgement in their press section, that would be another
It was, of course, noticed and did attract some attention -- although probably less than it
would have if it hadn't come between Christmas and New Year's, which is a very dead
week. But nevertheless our position now as taken has stimulated quite a good deal of
thought and conversation. And I think perhaps the most interesting aspect of this is that it
does suggest to me that the feeling in this country is much less violent on this subject than
the particularly interested parties would want us all to believe. Because instead of getting
absolutely crucified, which I though we were going to be, we got good intelligent letters,
which is all anyone can ask.
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