26 DECEMBER 1947, Page 4

Two candidates proposed for the pillory ; on the whole

I accept them both. First "the intellectual climate" and similar expressions

—an unwarranted and (I am bound to agree) much-to-be-deprecated use of the word "climate." Second, the expression of a hope that the

writer will be able "to finalise the matter" before long. " Finalise " be damned, by which I mean, in the literal sense, condemned—and,

I would add, without reprieve. JANus,