23 JUNE 1961, Page 16


Sta,—Mr. Bryan Magee complains that Mr. David Cairns is guilty of a collectors' piece of journalistic dishonesty. Mr. Cairns is not; but in his com- plaint Mr. Magee is guilty of a collectors' piece of illogicality.

To omit the words 'quite different from, and' from the phrase 'grounds quite different from, and per- haps better than my own' is economical and sensible. The four words are redundant. If the grounds are better they are necessarily different. Had the grounds been the same they could be neither better nor worse.—Yours faithfully,