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Pick Your Poison: Defending Chemical Warfare

Chemical-Warfare-Library-of-CongressAn instructor in Scott Field, Ill., leading nurses double-time through a field during a simulated gas attack (c. 1942). (Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress)

It goes without saying that war is horrible. And yet, some methods of making war seem inherently more horrible than others. The international community has had a particular aversion to the use of chemical weapons. Commentator John Richard Schrock says a generalized suspicion of science may have something to do with that.


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Commentator John Richard Schrock is a professor at Emporia State University, where he trains future biology teachers. Find more of his work on the KPR website.


Production assistance for this commentary was provided by KPR News intern Sixuan Wu, a University of Kansas senior from China, majoring in journalism.





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