Your writers describe Bush as the "accidental President" ("Can Bush heal the nation?" Government, Dec. 25/Jan. 1). There is nothing accidental about his becoming President. He and his network of Republican zealots stole the Presidency in one of the most appalling displays of carefully orchestrated anti-democratic maneuvering this country has ever seen. By seizing power in the way he has--with his buddies on the Supreme Court putting a halt to the vote counting--he has sparked a culture war that has only just begun.

Robert Anderson

Studio City, Calif.

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