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What Means to What Ends?

There are two parts to the human dilemma. One is the belief that the end justifies the means. The other is the betrayal of the human spirit.

—J. Bronowski

I woke up on Saturday morning with a splitting headache. The news was all over the place. The Chicago Tribune headline stared at me:

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN ARMSTRONG CASE

by Thomas WalkerTribune staff reporter

In a lightning move, Chicago police led by Chief Detective Shawn Douglas arrested Professor Martin Armstrong last night at 7:45 p.m. in Fernando’s Restaurant on South Halstead Street. Details are sketchy at this point, but Detective Douglas promised a press conference today at 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson from the district attorney’s office said, “We are awaiting a ...

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