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Barbieri, Sante Uberto (fl. 1967) to John Buchanan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.027 Author/Creator: Barbieri, Sante Uberto (fl. 1967) Place Written: Buenos Aires, Argentina Type: Typed letter signed Date: 12 October 1967 Pagination: 1 p. 27.9 x 21.9 cm

Answering questions asked in a previous letter, Barbieri identifies Walt Disney as the greatest contributor to a "World of Peace." The themes in Disney's films "link together children, youth and adults of the whole world by showing the virtues which should orientate the common life of men everywhere especially through the animals stories and tales for children." He concludes by writing that he became a priest in order to best follow Christ and Gospel.

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