One More Time

THE MAIL

To the Editors of The Crimson:

I promised myself that if you did it again, I'd write this letter. And now you've done it again. You've printed (on page 13 of your April 15 Books Supplement) your favorite picture of Jimmy Carter, with his eyes close, his nose wrinkled, his throat straining against a post-nasal catarrh.

And yes, it does look as if he's arrogant, remote, or at least inattentive. But I'm tired of being invited to snicker at that momentary grimace and to take it as symbolic of a style of government. And I'm sad to recognize The Crimson's easy lapse into a mode of journalism that is complacently impudent, irresponsible, unprofessional.

On the other hand, your habitual printing of that photograph serves a useful function of warning the reader of your fondness for inflicting embarassment on those in positions of authority by deliberately quoting them (visually or verbally) out of context. Eric Kurtz '57