'Monumental Chutzpah' of Conservative Critics

To the Editor:

David Gelernter's avocation as a conservative cultural critic is rather ironic ("Yale Professor, a Unabomber Target, Takes Aim at Modern American Society," September 19).

The content of Mr. Gelernter's analysis is not new: He simply reiterates a nostalgic longing for an idealized past that is standard fare. Mr. Gelernter's credentials are his own status as a victim of the Unabomber: He is