Letters to the Editor

Appeasement isn’t worth it

Sep 25 2022, 7:02 AM

The author of the commentary titled “Patriotism 2.0: What does it mean to love one’s country?”, speaking from a mother’s perspective, wonders whether a little bit of territory in Ukraine is worth the loss of life on both sides of this war.

The answer, of course, is no, but appeasement was tried before to placate the government of Adolph Hitler, and this led to the murder of six million Jews and other people in the Nazi concentration camps. Surely, this is not what the author would advocate at this precarious time in history when tyranny is on the march in many countries, including our own.

Richard H. Bernstein

Ferrisburgh