A Period Problem
As a faithful reader, I was surprised to see an erroneous reference to “Harry S. Truman” in “Why Like Ike” (Kevin D. Williamson, September 2). The “S” in his name is not an abbreviation, but a tribute to both his grandfathers. His correct name is “Harry S Truman.” I expect such errors from others but not National Review. The bar is very high for you indeed.
Timothy C. Siegel
Kevin D. Williamson replies: President Truman said that there was no need to put a period after the “S,” since it was not an initial and did not denote anything. …