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May 15, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 12

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A true picture of Cuba

In response to: Alumni travel to Cuba

By GLADYS F. SMITHIES W’34

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

As a Cuban exile and widow of a ’34 Princetonian who lived and worked in Cuba, I deeply hope the Princeton Journeys (Alumni Scene, March 20) will help to see what really goes on in Cuba and somehow alleviate the suffering of so many.

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More signs of cooperation

In response to: IDEAS: Viewing history with less conflict

By ROCKY SEMMES ’79

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

History professor David Cannadine’s unorthodox focus on cooperation as an agent of human history (Campus Notebook, April 3) dovetails with the observations of David Toomey in his recent book Weird Life: The Search for Life that Is Very, Very Different from Our Own. Toomey...

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Saving labor — and lives

In response to: Drones and national security

By GORDON FITZGERALD ’72

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

Thanks to John J. Auld Jr. ’50 for his March 20 letter on military drones. I, too, am tired of liberals. Drones should be viewed as simple labor-saving devices, like a vacuum cleaner. Instead of having to train, equip, arm, and ship soldiers overseas to defend our freedom, we...

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Bearing street harassment

In response to: Targeting real threats

By CARLYNN HOUGHTON ’00

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

Women! Why do they persist in seeing street harassment of women in the Netherlands and street harassment of women in the United States as structurally similar, both designed to make women feel uncomfortable in public spaces and thus in the public sphere? Why can’t they be...

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Bearing street harassment

In response to: Targeting real threats

By MARIE GILOT *09

Published in the May 15, 2013 issue

Isaiah Cox ’94 (letters, April 6) thinks that a young woman taking a stand against street harassment (Chloe Angyal ’09, Perspective, Feb. 6) somehow negates the “real” threats faced by women and girls around the world. It doesn’t, just as advocating for marriage equality in...

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