23 FEBRUARY 1940, Page 21

SIR,—It is to be hoped that the correspondence—particularly of Mrs.

Mozley, but also of others—about the Dean of Canterbury and his views does not give an accurate reflection or sample of your readers' intellectual probity.

Dr. Hewlett Johnson published an outspoken condemnation of Russia's aggression against Finland (which occurred after his book on Russia was written) in your contemporary, The New Statesman. This was some weeks ago, yet not one of your correspondents mentions the fact. If they reply that they did not know, the answer is that they have no business to be condemning opinions which they do not know.

I have not the pleasure of Dr. Hewlett Johnson's acquaint- ance, and am far from sharing all his views.—Yours faithfully,