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A letter from an alum about Professor Peter Singer

June 11, 2003

On April 8, 2003, Princeton’s Professor Singer appeared on O’Reilly’s “The Factor” show. His appearance, and the views which he expressed, were an embarrassment to me and (I suspect) to many of my fellow alumni. His leftwing ideology was in close concert with that of the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold, who recently whined, “I’d like to go somewhere in the world and not have to apologize for being from the United States.” The real spirit during these peace-mongering liberals is not pacifism at all — it is their hatred of Mr. Bush and America itself.

I would like to see this particular University teaching young people that the majority of traditional Americans, with Judeo-Christian beliefs, contend, as does President Bush, that America is a force for good in the world. Most of us understand that military force is sometimes necessary, and we are rejoicing in the liberation of the Iraqi people.

Perhaps Professor Singer should move on as an editorial writer for the New York Times, where his views would be more welcomed, which they are not by this particular alumnus.

Stephen M. Halliday ’50
Columbus, Ohio

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