To the Editor:

The Yale Daily News should be ashamed of itself for publishing Mr. Van de Velde’s opinion article (“Yale faculty blind to U.S. security demands,” 10/22). Mr. Van de Velde is entitled to express his views, but I think that anyone who read the article would agree that it was interesting not as the opinion of an expert in the field, but as a look at the author’s psychology — and I have no doubt that the editors chose to publish it with that attraction in mind.

Emlen Smith ’03

October 21, 2001