CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
Your editorial reflects a basic misunderstanding of how new technological information is made available to society and of the role of the university in this process. The fundamental task of the university is the advancement and transmission of knowledge. The transmission of knowledge by the university occurs in several ways. Faculty members teach, publish and consult. It is nonsense to suggest that allowing private industry "to have access to leading re searchers . . . must raise concern."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1985
We are surely heading for "the sky is falling" mentality regarding AIDS. Isn't it time for a nationwide televised assembly of accredited medical personnel to inform us to the best of their knowledge? I certainly hope Gov. Deukmejian will restore the funds for AIDS research. SYLVIA TERRELL Los Angeles
October 5, 1985
As a reader who greatly appreciates the insightful humor and crisp writing of Mike Downey, I am now also impressed with his knowledge of several sports. Specifically, his warnings to Larry Holmes four days before the fight with Michael Spinks. JERRY M. MOORE Los Angeles
July 22, 1990
What a pity that as interesting and important a book as Marjorie Perloff's "Poetic License" should have fallen into the hands of as limited and biased a reviewer as Thomas M. Disch! Clearly Disch lacks both the necessary sympathy and the knowledge with which to approach both the poetry and poetics of today. . . . PIERRE JORIS ENCINITAS
June 8, 1986
For a book about the "spicy" line of pulp magazines (Spicy Detective, Spicy Mystery, etc.) published by Culture Publications in the 1930s, I would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge or examples of the stories and authors of this genre. SIDNEY ALLINSON 24 Ravencliff Crescent Scarborough, Ont.
December 6, 2012 |
The Defense Intelligence Agency is planning to dramatically expand the ranks of its covert "collectors" - a.k.a. case officers or, more popularly, spies. It has 500 or so and hopes to double that number. There is nothing inherently wrong with this plan, which is being pushed by the DIA's new director, Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. It is unlikely to lead to a militarization of U.S. foreign policy, as some fear - the military is already the dominant player in the intelligence community, with its control not only of the Defense Department's DIA but also the National Security Agency and other high-tech outfits.