To the Editor:

Re “I’m Ukraine’s Overseas Minister. Putin Should Be Stopped,” by Dmytro Kuleba (Opinion visitor essay,, July 29):

The federal government of Ukraine urges us to not negotiate, however to combat. This can be a recipe for the destruction of Ukraine and the doable escalation to a nuclear conflict.

From the beginning, america has refused to acknowledge a important and legitimate problem for negotiation with Russia: NATO’s deliberate enlargement to Ukraine and Georgia, a nasty and provocative concept launched by the U.S. in 2008.

We should always as a substitute observe John F. Kennedy’s enduring knowledge: “Allow us to by no means negotiate out of worry. However allow us to by no means worry to barter.”

Jeffrey D. Sachs
New York
The author is a college professor at Columbia.

To the Editor:

Re “The U.S. and Russia Have to Begin Speaking,” by Samuel Charap and Jeremy Shapiro (Opinion visitor essay, July 28):

I see Neville Chamberlain as he returned to London from assembly Hitler in Munich in 1938, promising “peace for our time.”

Does anybody entertain the idea that Vladimir Putin is open to something however the realization of his personal ambition? Any type of settlement that entails his withdrawal from the occupied elements of Ukraine is anathema to him. And any U.S. settlement for President Volodymyr Zelensky to give up part of Ukraine to a gluttonous dictator would do precisely what Chamberlain did at Munich, which inevitably led to a world conflict.

The very concept of the U.S. speaking with Mr. Putin implies the myopic imaginative and prescient of satisfying a voracious urge for food for self-aggrandizement. Such a settlement wouldn’t be doable with out a betrayal of all that the Ukrainians have suffered to defend.

Robert F. Patterson
Midland Park, N.J.

To the Editor:

Re “Kremlin Is Laying the Groundwork for Annexation” (entrance web page, July 31):

Ukraine and its allies anticipate that Russia will maintain sham referendums within the jap and southern areas of Ukraine, after which shortly take up these areas as territory of Russia, “protected by Russian nuclear weapons,” as your article places it.

Vladimir Putin’s avarice won’t ever cease there. And the way will he ever be stopped if his each transfer might spark a nuclear offensive?

It’s previous time for america to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, however different problems with nationwide curiosity.

Ted Gallagher
New York

To the Editor:

Re “Blinken Resists Broad Stress to Name Russia a Terrorist State” (entrance web page, July 30):

If Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken can hold the ship of state on a fair keel throughout this and different storms and President Biden agrees with him, then the silly concept of designating Russia a terrorist state will be placed on the trash heap of diplomatic and world historical past.

Why play with horrible unknown penalties that may backfire? Hubris within the twenty first century towards such a nuclear energy is probably passé. Let higher heads prevail.

Emzy Veazy III

To the Editor:

After all China will transfer to take over Taiwan. Why ought to it not? The world is watching attentively whereas Ukraine is systematically destroyed by Russia.

Sure, the West is arming Ukraine, however simply to the purpose of reaching a stalemate. We is not going to allow it to prevail over the aggressor. Heaven forbid that Vladimir Putin is likely to be rubbed the mistaken method and develop into offended.

What sort of a world can we reside in? I assumed that the foremost operate of the United Nations is to stop one nation from taking up one other nation.

Michael S. Sachs
Westport, Conn.

To the Editor:

Re “‘We Hold Getting Hit’: Kentucky Grows Weary From String of Disasters” (information article, July 31):

The flooding in Kentucky is terrible, and it’s good that federal and state help is being directed, with a substantial amount of urgency, to the areas most badly hit. As has usually been identified, tragic scenes equivalent to those we’ve got seen in Appalachia have gotten more and more widespread, and it’s usually accepted now that such occurrences are linked to local weather change because of the human use of fossil fuels.

Though a lot point out is product of the dimensions and frequency of such occasions, what doesn’t appear to get talked about is how the funding we’re committing to restoration efforts is including considerably to federal and state budgets. These prices are instantly growing the scale of presidency and resulting in a future tax burden for our youngsters and grandchildren.

Is that this not time for Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who each consider in smaller authorities, to expertise a Manchin-like Damascene conversion and be a part of with Senator Chuck Schumer, absolutely embracing his local weather change laws?

Nicholas T. Fickling
Edwards, Colo.

To the Editor:

In “The Jan. 6 Hearings Did a Nice Service, by Making Nice TV” (Critic’s Pocket book, July 23), James Poniewozik was proper to reward the Jan. 6 committee for the deft presentation of its case that President Trump himself managed the planning of the Jan. 6 rebel, summoned and riled up the group, despatched armed protesters towards the Capitol, resisted pleas to minimize the violence for 187 minutes, and continues even now to unfold lies in regards to the election.

However there’s one other necessary service that the committee has rendered to the nation. It has given faces and voices to federal, state and native officers, safety officers and atypical residents who did their jobs and adopted their oaths. It has offered an official, public discussion board for recognizing and thanking all those that put nation forward of non-public acquire and responsibility forward of bodily and emotional security.

That many of those witnesses are individuals I most likely disagree with on many political points offers me hope that Individuals can overcome our divisions.

Davida Charney
Austin, Texas
The author is a professor within the division of rhetoric and writing on the College of Texas at Austin.

To the Editor:

Re “Textual content Your Buddies. It Actually Issues” (Science Instances, July 26):

Eight years in the past, in my seventh 12 months of retirement, I wrote a brief notice that invited 12 girls of comparable circumstances in my constructing — whom I had by no means met — to come back collectively to develop into mates. Our aim was to socialize and be obtainable to assist one another, particularly throughout any late-night emergencies.

At this time, we vary in age from 75 to 90. I can’t rely what number of instances I’ve heard them say how comfortable they’re to be a part of this group that received us via the shutdown, medical emergencies, birthday events, sicknesses and lonely Saturday nights.

I want I had contacted them earlier, and I urge anybody occupied with doing the identical to behave. You’ll be amazed how many individuals will welcome your concept and enrich your life.

Colleen Katz
New York

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