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Web of Life

November 27, 1986

Paul Conrad's super cartoon (Nov. 12) showed Ronald Reagan in a spider's web with this caption:

"O what a tangled web we weave,

When first we practice to deceive!"

--Sir Walter Scott

But according to my recollection this is not the first time the man in the White House has deceived us. I feel he has lots of practice.

Here is another quotation, which is also applicable:

"Whatever befalls the earth

befalls the sons of the earth.

Man did not weave the web of life;

he is merely a strand in it.

Whatever he does to the web

he does to himself."

--Chief Seattle (1854)

HAROLD L. DITTMER

Los Angeles

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