In reference to the letter of Dr. Lowell Greenbaum (“Trump v. Anne Frank,” Oct. 28), I feel compelled to comment.
When I was a student at Augusta College, my political science degree required study of the art of skillful debate. Even though arguments in a debate are, prima facie, opposing opinions, one must base his initial point on factual evidence. Without a sound basis for your argument, then the whole point you’re trying to convey becomes innefective.
All of the marchers protesting the removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue were surely not anti-Semitic. One does not have to be a Nazi-loving cretin to oppose removal of the memorial honoring one of Virginia’s most notable and honorable sons. There were certainly good people on both sides. When the loud obnoxious voices of a small minority sully the good intentions of the rest, the injustice is compounded by those who cast them all into the same den of iniquity.
The Italian government’s response to those soccer fans distributing anti-Anne Frank literature was appropriate. And, the words chosen from her diary to be read at the subsequent week’s games are profound.
I believe that President Trump would indeed embrace the Italian government’s actions, and would agree 100 percent with the Italian foreign minister.
Thomas Hodges Jr.