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Gordon W.E. Condor, Arts’54, from Barrie, ON, especially likes one aspect of Scott Kemp's recent article about his military experiences in Afghanistan.

Re: “The real lessons of Afghanistan?” Issue #4-2010, P. 28+

I was interested to learn that Scott Kemp was a former News Editor at the Queen’s Journal. I thoroughly enjoyed his article. It was enlightening, too, to read that he developed a liberal arts mindset and a respect for the value of authority, tradition, and discipline.

I, too, was exposed to both when I was a student at Queen’s (studying Political Science and being in the Canadian Officer Training Corps for three years). One part of Kemp’s article caught my attention. I quote: “… as alumni we must … do our part to ensure that Queen’s remains a ­bastion of reason, liberty, and critical thought. Do not let any form of repression – whether it be political correctness, corporate greed, big government, religious extremism, radical ideologies, or anything else – to extinguish this vital spark.”

Queen's Alumni Review, 2011 Issue #2Queen's Alumni Review
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