Letters

From the Archives

In response to: From The Archives

By JUSTIN WERFEL ’99

Published in the January 28, 2009 issue

In the Oct. 22 From the Archives photo, the jugglers with faces at least partly visible are, clockwise from bottom left, Mike Korn ’00, Daniel Weiss ’01, Justin Werfel ’99, Josh Model ’01, and Eleanor Aversa ’01. Most of us were officers of the club at one time or another. The...

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Cold fusion’s history

In response to:

By TALBOT A. CHUBB ’45

Published in the January 28, 2009 issue

As a scientist who has paid close attention to the cold-fusion controversy, I found the Book Shorts description (Books and Arts, Nov. 5) of Sun in a Bottle by Charles Seife ’93 objectionable. The comment about several researchers announcing “that they had produced fusion in a...

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Reading Krugman

In response to: Krugman’s views

By KENNETH UTTING ’81

Published in the January 28, 2009 issue

I was disappointed to read Charles Babcock ’58’s admission that he canceled his New York Times subscription because the paper publishes Paul Krugman’s column (letters, Dec. 17). If you want to pick a cancellation-worthy Times columnist, how about Thomas Friedman, whose repeated...

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Surprising? Not really

In response to: The Gehry that landed on Ivy Lane

By G. DANIEL MASSAD ’69

Published in the January 28, 2009 issue

Peter B. Lewis ’55’s comment in reference to Frank Gehry’s Lewis Library — “Every building he designs surprises me” (cover story, Oct. 8) — pulled me up short. The only thing surprising about the new library (I’m judging   only from PAW’s photographs) is its immediate site...

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Covering a scandal

In response to: What about objectivity?

By HANSPETER NIEDERSTRASSER ’98

Published in the January 28, 2009 issue

Charles R. Parmele III ’47 completely misses the critical point (letters, Nov. 19) about the story on the U.S. attorney firings by focusing on the   lack of coverage when Clinton fired the U.S. attorneys at the start of his administration and the supposed bias in The New York...

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