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LETTERS
What remains to be said


It did not occur to me, when I read the insightful "Remains of the Day" (December/01) that it would be received other than gratefully. The less than grateful letters in the February issue prove me wrong.

Perhaps W. J. T. Mitchell's assessment of K. Stockhausen's comment that he "said this too soon, when people were still reeling from the trauma and unable to reflect on the truth of the observation" applied to these three essays as well.

The authors' thoughtful and detached examinations of what happened on September 11 gave an enormously helpful lift above the troubled terror so many of us were wallowing in at the time, and I have found Jonathan Lear's admonition to distinguish between the two questions, "Why do they hate us?" and "Why do they hate us so much?" increasingly useful as our national dialogue pursues its muddled course.

Nancy Stuart Philippi, AB'56, AM'58
Michigan City, Indiana


 


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