I note with some interest the reference in Justin Raimondo’s “Matthew Shepard and the Thought Police” (Vital Signs, July) to The Authoritarian Personality, Theodor Adorno, and the American Jewish Committee. (There was Rockefeller money, too, in that study.)

Mr. Raimondo undoubtedly knows (although your readers may not) that the study was a product of the neo-Marxist/neo-Freudian Institute for Social Research, which was established by Karl Radek and the Comintern in Frankfurt in 1933 and transplanted courtesy of John Dewey and Robert McIver to Columbia, where it took over Teachers College and the National Education Association, and is directly responsible for the cultural and academic debasement of this country. The Adorno study found all Americans disagreeing with the Frankfurt School “mentally ill”—but this has progressed to a “finding” that almost all American children are mentally sick. Teachers in kindergarten and the early elementary grades are now at work applying drugs like Ritalin and Prozac to children and young people. Almost nothing has been said about the fact that most of those involved in violent school crime were under the influence of such drugs.

        —Ralph de Toledano
Washington, D.C.