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Letter to the editor: Power- The real price of war

To the Editor: Power is an elusive commodity. But like the dollar, it is essentially the currency of politics. A state must secure it, build it up, whenever possible, but invest it with the greatest possible care. As a teacher of international relations, I consider myself a student of power politics, a realist with regard to power's value and uses.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Further debate on Iraqi sanctions

To the Editor: The issue of sanctions against Iraq is one where thoughtful people often hold opposite views. I described the sanctions on Iraq as an atrocity for which the US holds significant responsibility. The consistent, reliable figures from UNICEF and from public health experts hold that something on the order of half a million Iraqi children under the age of five are dead as a result of the sanctions.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Family Sept. 11 loss overlooked

To the Editor: "No student at Fairfield University was affected more by the Sept. 11 attacks than Sharon Hoey, '04. Patrick A. Hoey, Sharon's father and a Port Authority of New York employee, was killed that day." Those are some very bold statements; untrue, but bold.
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Letter to the Editor: Hitting too close to home

The worst part about the most recent calamity, the hostage crisis, is that I found out the news from a friend in New York City while I was standing in front of Xavier Hall at 5:20 p.m. over an hour after the situation began. I drove through campus without any obvious sign of increased security or restriction on campus or at the main entrance. This lack of information or reaction is unsatisfactory and leaves me wondering about the preparation of our school in the face of emergency.