The Open (Closed) Door Policy
To the Editor:
Please, may this Christian admirer of COMMENTARY ask the author [S. T. Hecht] of that endearing report “Gideon Battle on the Hackensack Plains” (September 1954) a question?
Has he really not observed that the “fraternity of the open (closed) door” cuts across all lines—racial, religious, any you can name? I think immediately of my own family with its Lock The Door member in unceasing debate with its Who’s Going To Rob US member; of our neighbors in Maine whose home life is enlivened by this same but more frequent battle between mother (Lock The Door) and son (You’ve Lived Here Sixty Years); of our best friends—old Connecticut residents, ditto.
New York City