Letter to the Editor: Respond to unsubstantiated opinions with facts

Dear Sir:

The students who wanted an article removed from the newspaper’s website should take the following action: write an article which explains the mistakes in the offending piece.

The only proper reaction to unsubstantiated opinion is the forceful statement of the truth as the critic understands it. The ensuing dialogue is what we call education.


Irwin Weil, Slavic studies professor