Andrew Dakyns (“Remember the Roman Motto”, Herald March 5) suggests that our country is “taken note of” because of its deployment of nuclear extermination devices.
A handful of other states also seem to need fissile steroids – noteworthy North Korea for example. We both share membership of a select club of states prepared to commit atrocious war crimes to feel that they amount to something.
What a pity! There is so much our country can take a decent pride in: rich literature, pioneering science, parliamentary government. We invented most organised sports more or less single-handed The list is endless: but I don’t think it would contain mass murder as a cause for admiration.
GEORGE FAREBROTHER ,