Fourth, perhaps there should be two girls involved, on[e] wholly a goddess, the other half-mortal. In this case, he would, of course, fall in love first with the goddess, then find himself drawn to the other.
I am a little confused, not by the play, but just philosophically, about the meaning of the theme. If what we are struggling toward is what the gods have--control, security, poise and immortality--and if we don't want these things when we arrive at them, what is it that we want? But, no doubt, that's too much to ask at this moment.
And you will have thought much more about this than I have. If anything further occurs to me I'll write to you before we come east. The sooner I can talk it over with you the better I'll like it. I think it will be a beautiful play. It needs that missing scene. 2
January 9, 1948
TO THE NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE: 1
Kindly allow me to answer the letter from Mr. George Polk, which you published January 7th, about my reports from Greece. I wrote five articles on the situation in Greece for the Herald Tribune. Only two were printed in New York, and those two badly garbled in transmission. If all five had been published as I wrote them my position would have been made much clearer. However, Mr. Polk does gather correctly that I believe the present government in Greece, though far from perfect, should be supported, and that a victory for the Communist guerillas in Macedonia would be a disaster for all free men. The Greek people have earned and deserve a better government than they have, but if Mr. Polk believes that reforms in Greek