remains to be said
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.
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.
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.
Stuart Philippi, AB'56, AM'58
Michigan City, Indiana