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YES. To be able to revise the book with
appropriate verbiage so schools can have it
in class would be a good thing. I feel kids in
school should have a chance to read this book
and learn from it.
In response to the May Debate,
“Should literary classics be
Eldora Soares Salas
Las Vegas, Nevada
NO. Context should be taken into account.
Rewriting history is an ignorant attempt to
make us all into mindless and sanitized people. Please don’t think for me.
More travel-safety tips
David Horowitz had some very good travel tips [“Safe travel advice,” May 2011], and I
thought your readers would like a few more.
I use one specific card with a $500 to
$1,000 limit for shopping, which I then pay
online each day to free it up for the next day.
Do not sign your credit/debit cards—print
“Check ID” in the space instead.
If you carry an RFID [Radio Frequency
Identification] card (becoming increasingly
popular with smartphone apps), get a data
safe wallet to avoid street theft or go low-tech
with the old tinfoil-in-a-wallet trick.
Camping is fun
I normally do not tear out articles from
your magazine, but this current issue had
such a great article on camping hints
(“Taming the wild,” May 2011), and making
“Kick the Can” ice cream, that I just had to
save the article. Thanks from an avid camper!
Bal Harbour, Florida
The caption of the flag-raising on Iwo
Jima (“Made in America,” May 2011) is incorrect.
As the widow of a [United States Marine
Corps] officer I am obligated to remind you
that it depicts “Marines,” not “soldiers.”
Lorraine C. Pullin
According to records, the group of men
raising the flag for this photo consisted of five
Marines and one Navy corpsman. The iconic
photo was taken by Joe Rosenthal.—Ed
We applaud the May 2011 Connection article “Speech! Speech!,” which talks about the
award-wining movie The King’s Speech and
included an interview with actor Colin Firth.
The King’s Speech has shined the spotlight
on stuttering, which affects more than 3 million Americans.
Your readers should know that the Stuttering Foundation (
the world’s leading organization dedicated
to helping those who stutter, provides information on the latest research, a worldwide
“Thank you [Costco] for having supplies in Nashville this weekend! It was a
long drive from Alabama, but worth it to get what we needed. It was nice to
see some civilization during this epic disaster ... a little bit of comfort.”
Posted by Brenda Freeman
[Re: “Is college worth it?,” April 2011 Debate] “I am sad to see a college
education reduced by so many to how much money that degree will make you.
College is, or should be, about education. If you’re worried about a job, go to a
trade school. Nobody can, or should, put a dollar sign on loving good literature
or understanding the history of the world.” Posted by Debbie Anderson
[Re: “Is college worth it?,” April 2011 Debate] “Not even college can fix stupid.”
Posted by Robert Soule