In Response to: In Short

Back in the days when most men couldn’t type and I did so for pin money, I typed several manuscripts for Professor Paul E. Sigmund (On the Campus, June 4), including his book on natural law and another one representing his editing of a number of articles from, as I recall, Cuban newspapers.

After making my way through many hundreds of pages of diatribe about American revanchist, revisionist, imperialist, running-dog capitalist lackeys of Wall Street, I delivered a batch of typescript to the professor and asked, somewhat nonplussed, “Is the United States really an imperialist country?”

I have never forgotten his response: “How do you think it got so big?”

Jonathan H. Young ’69