Letters should not be anonymous

THERE used to be a convention that local newspapers did not publish letters without an accompanying name and at least part of an address.

I do not think editors should allow letters to be published unless the writer is prepared to put their proper name to it and to be accountable for what they have written.

Anonymity encourages people to write things that are not only contentious and insulting but based on prejudice rather than on verifiable facts.


Third Avenue