Responding to what he evidently perceives as fascism, Dennis Kostecki opines, "When presidential candidates press the boundaries of the Constitution to promote themselves as candidates of faith, perhaps it is time for Lewis' book to be required reading in our schools" (Readers' Forum, Dec. 11)

But Kostecki's proposed solution to "fascism" smacks of fascism itself. He would require indoctrination under the guise of required reading. As I understand it then, fascism is permissible — but only so long as it bears Kostecki's imprimatur.

Pete Malen