To the Editor:

Re “Embracing Saudi Tour, Trump Tries Once more to Infiltrate the Sports activities World” (Sports activities, July 28):

The Saudis could have created their extravagant LIV Golf tour to make a great impression. At the very least that has been the gist of newspaper articles. Former President Donald Trump has been quoted as saying it’s nice publicity for Saudi Arabia.

I disagree. I believe the hassle is correctly backfiring. Many tales about LIV Golf emphasize two issues:

First, they point out the horrible document of Saudi Arabia on human rights, together with its evident position within the 9/11 assault and its homicide of the Washington Publish columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and the rights of the L.G.B.T. neighborhood.

Second, they consult with the obscene funds being made to skilled golfers to affix the LIV Golf tour, which calls consideration to the obscene wealth of Saudi Arabia and, amongst different issues, its failure to make use of its oil provides to rescue the West within the Ukraine-Russia battle.

In different phrases, the LIV Golf tour is doing exactly the alternative of what it intends. In fact, LIV didn’t know that its principal defender can be Donald Trump.

David M. Dorsen
The author was assistant chief counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973-74.

To the Editor:

Re “LIV ‘Atrocity’ at Trump’s Course Brings a Somber Protest by Kin of 9/11 Victims” (Sports activities, July 30):

The 9/11 households are proper to carry the Saudis answerable for the deaths of their family members, however not when it comes to the direct position they posit. There isn’t any laborious proof that the Saudi authorities was concerned within the precise plot, and it had all the pieces to lose from the huge worldwide ramifications unleashed by the assaults.

What the Saudi regime is responsible of earlier than historical past is the creation of the huge milieu of non secular radicalism that led to the assaults. The Saudis’ official Wahhabi creed is the font of recent Sunni extremism, they usually have lengthy unfold it overseas by way of the World Muslim League, which they based in 1962.

In the course of the Soviet-Afghan battle within the Eighties they and their shut ally Pakistan funneled American assist to essentially the most hard-line resistance teams, and indoctrinated Afghan refugees in hate-filled jihad. And within the Nineteen Nineties they supported the rise of the Taliban and had been one of many handful of nations to acknowledge the militants.

And though the households are proper to chastise Donald Trump for his affiliation with the Saudis, his help for Riyadh is in line with 80 years of American international coverage.

That’s the unique sin that have to be atoned for, and the connection that have to be severed, if Islamic extremism is to be in the end defeated.

Vanni Cappelli
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The author is president of the Afghanistan International Press Affiliation.

To the Editor:

Re “The Host Performs by His Personal Guidelines, or None at All” (Sports activities, July 29):

Studying the story recounting Donald Trump’s spherical of golf on Thursday can be hilarious if it didn’t illustrate the lethal critical penalties of such an individual being in cost within the White Home.

Defying protocol, enlisting his cronies to assist him cheat and placing his fellow gamers in danger? Feels like a recipe for Jan. 6.

Maris Thatcher Meyerson
Berkeley, Calif.

To the Editor:

Re “On My one centesimal Birthday, Reflections on Archie Bunker and Donald Trump,” by Norman Lear (Opinion visitor essay,, July 27):

It was extremely shifting to learn Mr. Lear’s essay. I think that there are others who had been moved as I used to be. Name us Lear Democrats. We’re liberals who’re determined to not destroy “Purple America” however to discover a technique to reside collectively respectfully in a rustic that all of us love, a rustic that should nonetheless battle to ensure liberty and justice for all.

I hope that Democrats working in coming elections will establish, like Mr. Lear, as flag-waving believer(s) “in fact, justice and the American means.” Like Mr. Lear, I hope they are going to concentrate on the longer term and never the previous, and I hope they are going to present that they will respect the absurdity of the human situation.

We’re fortunate that Norman Lear continues to be right here to remind us what liberal patriotism seems like. We should pay attention. Lear Democrats can win.

Jeffrey Israel
Williamstown, Mass.
The author is the writer of “Residing With Hate in American Politics and Faith: How Fashionable Tradition Can Defuse Intractable Variations.”

To the Editor:

Whereas Norman Lear notes that “for all his faults, Archie beloved his nation and he beloved his household, even once they known as him out on his ignorance and bigotries,” the tragedy is that at this time Archie and his household wouldn’t interact one another in a wholesome debate regardless of the abhorrence of the opposite’s views. They might merely shun one another.

Larry Pollack
Plainview, N.Y.

To the Editor:

Re “Indiana Conflict Exhibits G.O.P. Rift Over the Scope of Abortion Bans” (entrance web page, July 28):

One of many extra chilling sentences I’ve not too long ago learn regarding our post-Roe world was “And what if a girl’s well being is threatened by a being pregnant however docs don’t imagine she is going to die?”

So now docs need to parse simply how near dying a girl must be earlier than they will present acceptable medical interventions. That might probably trigger docs to decide on between greatest medical practices and going through jail time. And girls having to get very near dying with a view to be handled.

Effectively executed, “pro-life” justices.

Suzanne Levin
Princeton, N.J.

To the Editor:

Hey, y’all, come to Texas if you wish to defend your kids from gun violence, as a result of the Metropolis of Fort Value plans to spend hundreds of thousands on intervention, counseling companies, energetic shooter drills, mentoring and neighborhood partnerships.

Sadly, it forgot to plan for the elephant-size AR-15-style rifle within the classroom. There, these legally bought, military-style assault rifles with extra-capacity magazines can tear aside doorways, desks and a classroom stuffed with little kids in seconds.

Tragically, that may be like instructing your little one methods to defend themselves from the vicious canine roaming the streets as a substitute of barring residents from proudly owning vicious canine.

However since gun gross sales enhance after each mass capturing, I don’t count on the N.R.A. or any Republican lawmaker to name for a ban on assault weapons anytime quickly.

Sharon Austry
Fort Value

To the Editor:

“New York Plans Cell Service All through Subways” (information article, July 30) fails to ponder what the change would look — or, slightly, sound — like underground.

Anybody who truly rides the subway can let you know that flagrantly impolite cellphone use has turn out to be insufferable and unavoidable in recent times. It’s a uncommon journey while you’re not pressured to take heed to somebody’s music, online game or film.

I’d hate to be robbed of my one small pleasure on this age of waning city civility: seeing folks shouting into their cellphones having their conversations abruptly lower brief after the automotive doorways shut and the prepare enters the tunnel.

Daniel Stone
New York

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