I am less certain than your editors that we want any modern Thomas More. Prior to Henry VIII becoming Protestant and More becoming a martyr for the Catholic faith, More was Lord Chancellor of England. As such, he was a brutal persecutor of Protestants, burned six Lutherans at the stake and imprisoned dozens more. The character in "A Man for All Seasons" may have exemplified "high-mindedness and wisdom," but the real man was far more complicated.

Susan Willardson

Salt Lake City