Mary Evans' aesthetic preferences are very much par for the course in terms of the standard aesthetic preferences to be expected of Western academics (Opinion, 4 January). She does not warm to the McDonald's logo, or to Disney, or to the design of Ben Gurion Airport. Neither has she any time for The Wall in Palestine - but then who does, apart perhaps from the companies that make the precast concrete slabs? The issue the article evades is that in the present circumstances dismantling The Wall would almost certainly lead to a surge of suicide bombings in Israel followed by large-scale reprisal raids in Palestine. Not even acknowledging this is a real Big Whopper.