23 FEBRUARY 2002, Page 35

Opinion breeds ignorance

From Mr Andrew Ian Dodge

Sir: Besides having a crude rant at the wrong audience, Howard Veit (Letters, 16 February) made a howler of a mistake. This error demonstrated the ignorance of most Americans about matters outside their own small parochial world. Mr Veit states he will not buy anything European, and then goes on to brag that he bought a Chrysler. He obviously does not realise that Chrysler is now part of the Daimler-Chrysler group — a German company.

Andrew Ian Dodge

London SW I