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The company we keep
I started listening to Studs Terkel (“Letters,” February/04) as a student in the Sixties and continued until his “retirement” from WFMT. And I still listen to his occasional programs on WBEZ. One of the more memorable things I heard on at least two occasions was Studs’s reflections on the University of Chicago Law School. I wish I could remember his words exactly, but he wondered why he ever went to the Law School and panned the University in pretty harsh terms. It sounded like he wished he had never been associated with the University.

What hypocrisy—for Studs, who lambasted the University and then associates with it, and for the University, for saluting him as if he were such a good friend (“For the Record,” February/04). Studs is certainly entitled to his opinions, but why would he want to be seen in the company of something he thinks so little of?

Bob Silverstein, AB’67, SM’68, PhD’70, MBA’82
Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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