My attention has been called to your editorial of December 30...


My attention has been called to your editorial of December 30, entitled "Newspapers and Crime." Undoubtedly, every thinking person will agree with the proposition that crime needs to be vigorously and intelligently dealt with, and that it cannot be lightly treated or ignored. In discussing the matter, however, you misinterpret the policy of The Christian Science Monitor in this regard.

The Monitor stresses and emphasizes the things that are constructive and good. It is obvious that the trend of humanity is towards that which is good; and the people of this world are naturally more interested in those happenings that make for human betterment, socially, politically, and spiritually, than in having their minds filled with the sordid pictures of crime and other evils.

The Christian Science Monitor, however, records in a suitable way those errors in human experience which need to be healed and eradicated. Indeed, the principal reason for the recording of crime and evil by any newspaper ought to be to help awaken human thought to the necessity of their elimination from mankind's experience.

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