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Christmas vs Easter 1st March 2004 Frederick Fries (Letters, March) is worried by the secularisation of Christmas – “the most important religious and cultural holiday for Christians.” Whatever happened to Easter, without which Christmas would have no meaning at all? Hugh Pierce Ipswich

Too diverse? 1 19th February 2004 Having followed the controversy generated by David Goodhart’s essay (February), I would like to assure the gentle Prospect reader that Goodhart is no racist. As a (Scottish-Australian) ex-employee of the magazine, I was one of around 12 staff that included a French-Iraqi Jew, a south-Asian Canadian, a half-Indian half-Chinese Briton, a…

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