I have been a Chronicles subscriber for two or three years now, and I have never before contacted your office in response to a piece in your magazine.

I have just finished reading “The Seven Stairs and AIDS” by Jeff Minick (Correspondence, December).  In a publication that puts out many well-written articles, I think this one is particularly well done.  (It was written well enough for me to tell you so in writing.)

In conversation, I have often made the point about one side of the political debate being guided by reason and the other by emotion, but Mr. Minick puts the case together with far more eloquence and logic than I have ever come across.

        —William G. Phelan
North Arlington, NJ