CHRIS SMITH MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
THE authority of your article about the iconic qualities of the Fender Stratocaster (Real Life, 18 October) is weakened by the fact that the accompanying photograph is of a Gibson Les Paul.
RICHARD REES JONES
IN HIS article about the production of Aeschylus's Oresteia, Daniel Rosenthal states that such productions keep Greek drama alive when academic interest in the Ancient Greeks is minute. But what about those taking Classics, Classical Studies and Ancient History? The Council of University Classics Departments records reveal that the number of those studying something classical in 1997 was 16,616.
DR PETER JONES
Newcastle upon Tyne
YOUR correspondent claims that swearing degrades women since most swear words refer to parts of the female anatomy (Letters, 18 October). But young women these days habitually use the F-word in an active sense to describe what they do to young men.
J M CARTER
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
JOAN SMITH refers to "the witch-hunt embarked upon by Senator Eugene McCarthy in the 1950s" (18 October). That persecution was led by Senator Joe McCarthy. Senator Eugene McCarthy was the liberal Democratic Party candidate who ran against Richard Nixon in 1972.
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