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A Forthright Republican

To the editors: In the October 23 Reader, in the discussion on the Education Amendment, you quote Judy Topinka, Republican from North Riverside, as saying, “Giving kids a bad education is the next best thing to killing them outright.” I assume she means that the best thing would be killing them outright. I do not […]

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Nosy People

To the editors: In the February 7 issue of the Reader, in the article about Michael Jackson, Bill Wyman justifies his asking “uncomfortable, prying questions” because “we all have a stake in the survival of our artists” and Jackson’s lack of a “discernible sex life is one that begs to be examined . . . […]

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Danton

I worked in a hospital, briefly, when I was young. I remember the feet, gnarled, twisted, misshapen, painful, worn-out from years of standing on cement factory floors. Then I worked in a factory. Sometimes the women cut out the sides of their run-down shoes so their twisted toes would have a little more room, hurt […]

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How Hard Can That Be?

To the editors: In regard to your article about schools being crowded on the north side, as well as other areas in the city [Neighborhood News, June 8], may I (who would point out that the emperor had no clothes) ask why it takes three years to build a school? I remember that the United […]

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Sadist

To the editors: I am writing about the letter from the person whose name was withheld, who pointed out how he and others had been abused by Bruno Bettelheim [April 6]. If you do not publish this letter, please forward it to him, because I would like him to know that I, at least, believe […]

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Elizabeth’s Story

To the editors: “Elizabeth” is wonderful [“Elizabeth’s Story,” December 15]. How many teen age pregnancies are the result of rape? Does anyone know, or even ask? Joy Calhoun Glen Ellyn PS: “Elizabeth” brings so clearly to my mind the last verse of Andrew Calhoun’s song “Survivor.” May you outlive the end of that story And […]

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Some Like ’em Long

To the editors: Congratulations on the wonderful article by Larry Rand, “How I Lost the Vietnam War” [June 26]. I saw the comment by your reader who considered it an insult to the men who fought over there. I don’t understand why it is not obvious that people who objected to the war did not […]

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Ring of Truth

To the editors: Congratulations on the wonderful article by Larry Rand, “How I Lost the Vietnam War” [June 26]. I saw the comment by your reader who considered it an insult to the men who fought over there. I don’t understand why it is not obvious that people who objected to the war did not […]