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What Makes a Torturer?


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It seems the main thing to be gleaned from the article "Tools of Torture" [February 4] is that Jon Burge grew to be a torturer not because he abused animals as a kid, but that his time as an MP in Vietnam and as a ROTC student taught him how.

Chicago already has a military public high school, and soon Senn High will have at least a section dedicated to military training. When will we ever learn?

"I would no more teach children military training than I would teach them arson, robbery, or assassination." --Eugene Debs 1918

Julia Goode

Logan Square

John Conroy replies:

Condemning groups of people because one member behaved badly would leave none but hermits standing.

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