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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Our president says “the entire world is appalled” at the beheading of James Foley. I disagree.

I quote from Alan Bullock's biography “Hitler: A Study in Tyranny.” In discussing violence and terror, Bullock wrote: “Hitler here hit upon a psychological fact which was to prove of great importance in the history of the Nazi movement: that violence and terror have their own propaganda value, and that the display of physical force attracts as many as it repels.”

Do we not know that this is as true today as it was in the 1930s?

Richard R. Thompson

Ellwood City

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