5 DECEMBER 1952, Page 24


6111,-1 was sorry to read in the Spectator the phrase: "There can be no justification for undue pessimism." It's a change, to be sure, from " No cause for undue alarm," but, in either case, can there ever be ? I'm sure both phrases could be defended, but not, I fancy, without undue prolixity and ingenuity.—Yours faithfully, C. L. TAYLOR.

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