From the October 1953 magazine.

Too Many Saints and Experts

"An Open Letter to AA" (July Grapevine) asked: "Can anyone explain the difference between Twelfth Step work, working with others, and guys and gals who know the solution but continue to drink and use AA connections?" Two answers appear below.

I BELIEVE J.F.M.'s "Open Letter" contains an expression of sentiments shared by a number of alcoholics who have been successful in maintaining their sobriety over a period of years. I feel that it may be timely for this group of "the righteous" to re-examine not only their own motives and attitudes towards their less fortunate fellow-members, but also the fundamental principles and purposes of AA.

-- C. Q. G.

Paris, France

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