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Letters the The Times : Money and Spies

July 04, 1985

In a society that holds a greater esteem for the multimillionaire athlete than for the shaper of young minds in education or lightly sentences "white collar" criminals, why should we be incredulous with someone selling out our country for a price? (Times, June 7), "Money Seen as Motivating Today's Spies." It seems as if everything is distilled to the common denominator of monetary value. A modern citizen, spurred by the entrepreneurial spirit, can rationalize selling out our country since dedication to a nonprofit concept like integrity or patriotism is not cost-effective.

CHRISTOPHER WOOD

San Fernando

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