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A Sin of Omission

A little note to people who complain that someone writing in Touchstone "failed to mention" something, which omission they graciously proceed to remedy. This is almost sure to get your letter discarded by an irritated editor because "failure to mention" is a legitimate criticism only where the omission is critical, which is not often the case: just ask the four Evangelists.

S. M. Hutchens is a senior editor.

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