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Catastrophe By The Numbers

July 2024
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Sir: … I have grave doubt ot the appropriateness in a magazine of history of a section on conservation. I have no doubt of the inappropriateness of certain language in Mr. Ogburn’s article.

I refer to the language at page 116, “Congress, no longer palsied before native obscurantism or the medieval theology of the Vatican, has—admirably— appropriated substantial funds for rerearch into human reproduction and for the dissemination of information on contraceptive techniques.”

Also the statement at page 117, that “The Vatican has changed its mind in the past, and can and must change it again.”

The unflattering and controversial references to the late Senator Robert Kennedy in this article also seem to me to be highly inappropriate.

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