I was delighted to read Abraham J. Peck’s words in the April 19 Maine Voices column, “World needs to change April’s cruelty.”

But I was surprised to see that Mr. Peck would begin his piece by quoting T.S. Eliot.

While there is no denying that T.S. Eliot was a gifted writer, there is also no denying that he was a renowned anti-Semite who made comments like “Any large number of free-thinking Jews is undesirable.”

Surely, there was a better choice of authors to make Mr. Peck’s much-needed point.

Larry Vine

Pownal