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'War Morality, Remembrance'

April 30, 1985

Thank you for the provocative essay by Hughes. Such concern needs frequent utterance, but courage to set it forth is rare.

There is reason to doubt that human beings will ever get beyond the eye-for-eye, tooth-for-tooth stage of morality. Yet we occasionally meet persons who try to live and work without hate or recrimination. Supporting them are teachings and examples from history's choicest souls. Supporting them too, I hope, is a rising tide of concern for merest human survival, which depends ultimately on a morality of mutual trust and good will.

HARMON GEHR

Pasadena

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