In response to:

Getting Out of Vietnam from the October 28, 1965 issue

To the Editors:

Professor Rostow spoils the Soviet joke which he heard me repeat, first by attributing it to Poland and secondly by spinning it out. His own attitude to China can be very briefly expressed by a French joke: “This animal is vicious. If attacked it will defend itself.”

Joan Robinson

Cambridge, England

This Issue

November 25, 1965