, Salem, MA


November 19, 2012

Letter: What's behind the impulse to commemorate blindly?

To the editor:

Once, you had to achieve something: For example –– Ted Williams enters Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Now there are halls of fame for anything and anybody. For example –– soon there will be a Bat Boy Hall of Fame.

How about a Hall of Fame for custodians?

What is behind this impulse to commemorate blindly? It may be better not to ask.

But one does ask. And one may know. There is little really important in our society.

Malcolm Miller


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