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Commencement Day

From a wrap-up in NYT:

Dr. Resnik was one of many commencement speakers who spoke out against what they consider a growing belligerence in American foreign policy. Others condemned war, racism and poverty.

Ho-hum.
Judith Resnik, speaking at Bryn Mawr College, made the weirdest claim:

I do not think that either the world or my own country has been torture-free since the Renaissance.

There wasn’t torture during the Renaissance

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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