10 MARCH 1928, Page 17


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] . . . .

SIR,—" Every man is a brother, and every woman is a sister." If the man who murders my brother is also himself my brother, am.I " sternly and silently " to refuse to have anything to do with him ? Mr. Haigh's letter breathes the spirit' rather of Judaism than of Christianity.

" If thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, giVe him drink ; the Lord is kind to the unthankful and the evil " not a command to stern and silent dissociation from the sinner: If, on the other hand, Mr. Haigh does not consider that the conduct of governments is to be guided by the prin- ciples of Christianity, the fact that we are " a professedly Christian nation" is nOt—for honeSt people—relevant to the question of the resumption of cliplornatic relations with