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We reported that presidential adviser Karl Rove said the G.O.P. will make the President's "handling of the war on terrorism the centerpiece" of its plan to win back the Senate and keep the House in November [11 LIVES, THE PRESIDENT, Sept. 9]. This was a paraphrase, not a direct quotation of Rove's remarks. Time regrets the error.
The New Dictators
Philip Bobbitt's "Get Ready for the Next Long War" [ESSAY, Sept. 9] drew an interesting image of the forthcoming "market states," in which important responsibilities will shift from government to the private sector and multinational corporations will become surrogate agents of the government. Bobbitt politely chose not to mention what these market states will not be: democracies. They will be corporate dictatorships not controlled by any parliament, constitution or responsibility before God. They will have only one sovereign--money. Let's not underestimate the threat these market states pose. JUERGEN WEBER Schwabisch Hall, Germany
The Yanks Held Court
Your story on tennis star Lleyton Hewitt [ON AND OFF THE COURT, Sept. 2] quoted my comment that "a dream match" in this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament "would be four Americans in the singles finals," an outcome you predicted as unlikely. But the championship matches between the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, and Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras proved that sometimes dreams do come true. An all-American conclusion to a great international event! MERV HELLER PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN U.S. TENNIS ASSOCIATION White Plains, N.Y.