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Letter to the Editor

No More Crises, Please

March 2023
1min read

I think it's great that American Heritage is stirring, and was pleased to get an email about the latest issue. But I was less enthusiastic about the topic.  

Though I understand the idea of "America in Crisis" may have been to show we've been through tough times before (and we'll get through these tough times as well), but in general I just can't take any more crisis. There has been so much debilitating destruction, capped by coronavirus.  I sit at home, doing my best to avoid the news, fed up with non-stop crisis.

--Larry Herbst, Pasadena, CA


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