Could it be that your prejudice got in the way of your judgment when you ridiculed Canberra in "A town out of touch stirs unease...." (Spotlight on Australia, Feb. 5)? You are surely aware of Zurich's successful and longstanding program of supplying free heroin to registered addicts. Did you know that the Dutch government has applied for permission to import quantities of heroin for the same purpose? Please feel free to snigger at those silly foreigners while you enjoy the view of upper Manhattan on your way to Greenwich, Conn.

Rene Keersemaker

Amsterdam

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