I feel I must comment on the recent article on Richard Preston *83. While the article was intended as a celebration of his work and life, the gratuitous slap at President Trump by Mr. Preston poisoned the well for this reader. Why was it necessary for Mr. Preston to make this comment? Why did the author, Mr. Purdum ’82, include the comment? Did the editors of PAW make any effort to see if it was correct? What does this tell us about the intellectual atmosphere on the Princeton campus? PAW’s cover line “Scary But True” applies to more than the environment!
In Response to: Chronicler of the Natural World