To the Editor:
How is it possible that a nation such as ours can put its full faith in an attorney general so wretched and scorned by the people of his home state that they preferred to vote in a dead man over him?
How is it possible that a nation such as Israel can put its full faith in the sincerity of a prime minister who was removed as "Defense" chief because of his authorizing massacres of defenseless civilians in Lebanon in 1982?
To understand and then rectify the terrifying problems of social complicity and xenophobia (what became known to many of us after World War II as the ordinary German citizen problem) might help renew some faith that humanity can yet survive its self-destructive inclinations.
But, which institutions in this culture are up to that task?