It was with great horror that I turned the page from Waleed Aly’s insightful article, ‘Hollow the Leader’ (April), to see an image of the F-35 Lightning II jet fighter. The advertisement feels like an utter betrayal. As a child of the anti–Vietnam war generation, I find war and everything related to it abhorrent.
Never forget that as much as you might claim that editorial and advertising bear no influence on one another, the line can easily become blurred. I ask, how soon will it be before your dependence on the defence department and Lockheed Martin for their patronage starts to influence your editorial decisions? [Ed’s reply: Never.]