LIVING WITH CONTRADICTIONS

Anthony Day's views and insights of Czeslaw Milosz as a brave soul were rewarding reading ("The Poet Remembers," Aug. 15).

However, I reject Milosz's admonition that we learn to "live with contradictions" or be lost. I fear that when too many accept this, it weakens the necessary resolve needed to build a coherent society. Only when individuality is accepted and honored can we find ways to live in harmony, and build barriers against the curse of wars.

HYMAN H. HAVES

Pacific Palisades

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