Tradition

John Bush jbush at POST.CIS.SMU.EDU
Tue Jun 10 07:44:39 MDT 1997


On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Richard Swerdlin wrote:

>         Hazing is a reminder that some people have not advanced much on the
> evolutionary scale.  It is a tradition that should be countered by
> concerned citizens.
>
>         The treatment of hazing at The Citadel on "60 Minutes" is
> unfortunately another reminder to the effect that an administration may
> choose to wink at such monkey business.
> Hazing is not needed to build character.  It is simply a form of cruelty.
>
>          Certain traditions can make sense, but hazing is hardly one of
> them.
>
Yes, maybe they should pass out milk and cookies and sing by a
campfire.



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