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Doonesbury draws parallel to Yale hazing and prisoner torture

Last Sunday’s Doonesbury used quotes by President Bush back in 1967 while the young Bush was a senior at Yale regarding frat hazing (branding students with a coat hanger). Trudeau tries to tie President Bush’s current stance on torture to his hazing days.

The branding, which was exposed by the Yale paper, was first covered by The New York Times in a Nov. 8, 1967, article. Trudeau much later told Rolling Stone in an interview that he drew his first editorial cartoon for the Yale Daily News during the branding controversy.

Link: Editor and Publisher

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