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Broadening students' horizons

The Opinion page article "International Education: Don't Leave Home Without It," Nov. 17, contends that "we need to teach all our students to understand otherness and to acknowledge and respect differences." The practice of female circumcision is one of many examples of "cultural otherness." How about the ritual of sacrificing animals, or child labor, or slavery? Tolerance has its limits and, at some point, one must choose between higher and lower, between better and worse. Are we to acquiesce to the cur rent treatment of Serbians? John H. Tanton, Petoskey, Mich.

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