Letters to the Editor

Prevention trumps remediation

In all the hullabaloo of a supposedly informed election of the leader of the free world, let us not overlook two recent columns in The Bee. Stu Bykofsky’s “No apology needed for bombs that at last ended World War II,” (May 26) was by far the best rationale I have read for using the atomic bomb: regret but no apology.

On the other end of the spectrum, the June 3 Nicholas Kristof column “Let’s help children who are ‘too small to fail,’ “ is ignored only at our peril. Isn’t it time we learned that early care and attention is the best formula for success in later life? Prevention is still more effective than the best remediation.

Ruth M. Gadebusch, Fresno

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