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Correspondence Only quoting St. Louis, Mo. To the Editors: In his attack on my book Catholicism and Modernity [March 14], Msgr. George G. Higgins, charges that I published a statement about the...

...As I told Msgr...
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...Here, the scientist- humanist is taking us on a tour of our own bodies...
...Higgins finds my sources unre- liable...
...8 cassettes, 111/2 hours), mstruc-iNow you can learn to speak Spanish tor's manual and 614 page text, $98 m just as these diplomatic personnel dowith the Foreign Service Insti-(New York residents add sales tax...
...The problem is compounded by the fact that the scientist-poet is often so erudite in both worlds that he forgets just how backward most of us are in science...
...George G. Higgins, charges that I published a statement about the Catholic Committee on Urban Ministry even though I had been told that the statement was false...
...The rest were civilians, women and children, including almost the entire Jewish population...
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...But exaggera- tions do persist mainly because Belgrade Communists want the world to think of Croats as human monsters...
...Miller, for example, uses as controlling metaphor for the body the machine...
...Commonweal: 194 importance of the schools...
...Jencks has recanted somewhat...
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...STEPHENDARST Correspondence I (Continued from page 194) non-Yugoslav or ~migr~ sources: Robert Lee Wolff, Balkans in Our Time (Nor-ton, 1966...
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...Those which are not are mainly taken from the liberal Catholic press, reporting on the sayings and doings of liberal Catholics...
...When Ivan Mestrovic, the famous sculptor, asked Tito why he permitted the Serbs to massacre the Croats so mer-cilessly, Tito's answer was: "I had no choice but to let the Serbs play out ["izivit se," literally to live out] their hatred of the Croats...
...Readers who want to pursue these painful matters further may want to check the standard references by (Continued on page 221) _ I IIII III ] I Commonweal is indexed m Reader's Guide to Periodxal Literature...
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...However, the statement was taken from an article in the National Catholic Reporter, a publication these monsignori can be assumed to be familiar with, and one which can hardly be thought to be out to get the C.C.U.M...
...At Siroki Brijeg Franciscan College, the Communists murdered some thirty Fran- ciscans, then stuck rifles in their hands and took pictures of that gruesome sight for their propaganda purposes...
...Man could never have understood the workings of his own heart until the pump had been invented...
...The spirit and the sense of style are that of Carl Sagan, the astronomer- poet, and Lewis Thomas, the doctor- poet, and a growing list of others who have brought wit and grace as well as elucidation to scientific writing...
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...Unlocked, at any rate, for those who un- derstood the workings of the machine- pump...
...pp 205, 210, LNS...
...For that matter most persons murdered during World War II, and not only ix~ Croatia, did not "die" in prisons but in extermination camps and in or-ganized and unorganized massacres...
...Cathohc Periodical Index...
...The commonly accepted figure for the war dead in Yugoslavia is 1.9 million out of a population of 16 million...
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...He now feels that a college credential has crucial import...
...Hrvatski Tjednik, Zagreb, No...
...In brief THE BODY IN QUESTION, by Jonathan Miller, Random House, $15.95, 345 pp...
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...Den- itch's claim in the article ["Tito's Lega- cy" ] in the same issue, the only Francis- cans in Bosnia and Herzegovina who car- ried arms during World War II were the dead Franciscans...
...Bogdan De- nitch to crown your hero with the laurel of greatness...
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...JAMES HITCHCOCK "Tito's legacy" Milwaukee To the Editors: It is your prerogative, I suppose, to choose your own heroes...
...m America'= diplomatic corps are assign- (11 cassettes, 16 hours), instructor's m m ed to U.S...
...The case of Siroki Brijeg in Herzegovina is well-known...
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...Contrary to Mr...
...I[ Illustrations: Cover and p. 207, Ken Light/LNS...
...One of the differences between the Jewish Holocaust and the Croatian Genocide is the fact that the Jews were exterminated during the war and the Croats were mas- sacred mostly after the war, in 1945 and 1946...
...His Francis- can models were his contemporaries...
...I guess every bloody dictator cannot be a Stalin or a Hitler...
...Snow's two cultures, the scientific and the humanistic...
...Egan at the time, my book was already then in press...
...JOSEPH ABRAMOVIC, O.F.M...
...In his new book, Who Gets Ahead?, he has revised his opinion on the importance of college and of luck in worldly success...
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...The author replies: I find it difficult to discuss wartime massacres in the fascist-Croat-Ustachi state with anyone who claims that "in all prisons [my emphasis ] in Croatia during World War H 51,534 persons died" as if that were a small number and as if the Ustachi kept orderly statistics of their massacres...
...If you want to know what kind of men were Franciscans of Bosnia and Herzegovina, read a few novels by Ivo Andric, a Nobel prize winner for literature...
...He may even one day agree with the authors of Fifteen Thousand Hours...
...True, Jasenovac was bad enough and it needs no exaggerations...
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...That is comparable to saying today, after mentioning the name of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, that the Catholic church is without works of char- ity...
...Just another falsehood...
...Denitch's claim of "the massacre of several hundred thousand Yugoslavs, mostly Or- thodox and Jews" at Jasenovac is not only an exaggeration but malicious falsehood...
...31, 1971), in all the prisons of Croatia during World War II, 51,534 persons died and more than half of them were Croats...
...As a matter of fact, you admit that he has human blood on his hands, but you go on to imply that that will not spoil his greatness, at least not much, unless one happens to be "the absolute pacifist...
...In Miller's view the machine and the tools of the physical world are not simply literary devices for describing the func- tions of the body to a reader...
...And finally, it is ironical that on the twentieth anniversary (February 10, 1980) of Cardinal A. Stepinac's death a Catholic publication could print on its pages that the Catholic church in Croatia in the heyday of Stepinac was morally bankrupt...
...John Egan...
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...embassies abroad, where manual and 464-page text, $115 mthey must be able to converse fluently I in every situation...
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...I was indeed told this, by Msgr...
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...So why not let Tito have his little niche of greatness and let him gloriously repose in it...
...According to Bruno Busic and other reliable social- historical researchers (Cf...
...Once the workings of the machine-pump were understood, the sec- rets of the heart-as-pump were unlocked...
...I do not understand why an allegedly false report was al-lowed to stand at the time and was only denied, in private conversation, several years later...
...Jonathan Miller's The Body in Ques- tion is one of a growing pile of literary boulders cast into the chasm dividing C.P...
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...As it often happens, false-hood begets falsehood, so Mr...
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...The challenge in such writing is for- midable: to bring the world of science to the scientifically illiterate...
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...I, for one, intend to stop by the neighborhood garage for enlightenment after my next conference with a doctor...
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...The majority are direct quotes from people's writings...
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...I have doubts, however, that you have preserved your accustomed sophistica- tion when you chose Mr...
...Denitch goes on to bastardize his history even more by claiming that Jasenovac "was run by a former ordained priest...
...They are the means, overlooked for centuries, by which medical men themselves could have come to terms with their science...
...Pulleys, levers, pumps and presses not only do the tasks for which they are designed: they also exhibit fundamental principles of physical action--they are exemplary and almost diagrammatic dis- plays of natural processes...
...Except for the European Jews, the Croatian people have suffered relatively the worst genocide of any nation in con- nection with World War II...
...By divorcing themselves from experience of this sort, theoretical scientists seriously disabled their imaginations, and, as a result, sciF, ntJfi,'- th,~,~t,k* .a,-~;.=A ,---;......lad ~nd inert for more than 1,400 years after the birth of Christ...
...Of these roughly 800,000 were combatants on all sides in the civil war and war of libera- tion...
...May I suggest a timely topic for one of your future issues: What moral responsibility have the Big Powers who herd incompatible nations into untenable, hate-generating, political monstrosities like Yugoslavia...
...De- spite the ritual admission in your editorial "Footnote on Tito" [March 14]that Tito is not perfect, you do claim him for a "Great Man...

Vol. 107 • April 1980 • No. 7


 
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