Letter: Death of the soul

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Sir: How can we live with the shame of looking the other way? This was the question asked by Michael Foot at the end of the film about the war in the former Yugoslavia shown on BBC2 on 29 March. The answer appears to be: "By resolutely continuing to look the other way".

The film, shown at prime viewing time, could hardly fail to have had a powerful impact upon any viewer with a conscience or the least compassion; yet, so far as has been manifested in or by the newspapers, not the tiniest reaction has been forthcoming. Are we now quite dead of soul?

Yours sincerely,

MICHAEL DUMMETT

Oxford

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