29 MARCH 1940, Page 21

SIR,—As a confirmed reader of The Spectator, may I express

my unqualified admiration of the open-minded, essentially and commendably English attitude of this journal, which, after printing an ill-disguised but hardly plausible attack by Mr. Igor Vinogradoff on Mr. William Gerhardi's refreshingly astute, if conventionally disconcerting biography, The Romanovs, does not hesitate to tollow it up with a letter from Mr. S. P. Golubrikoff making hay of Mr. Vinogradoff's historically untenable and, in fact, transparently biased assumptions. Criticism criticised! How welcome it is!— Yours faithfully, R. H. CHAMPION.

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