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People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why? | Aeon Ideas

People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why? | Aeon Ideas

In the autumn of 1900, Oscar Booz, a 17-year-old student at West Point military academy, was hazed by fellow cadets. Tabasco sauce was forced down his throat on three different occasions, and he was coerced into boxing a much larger student who savagely beat him. After the fight, he became ill, moved home and died.

The hazing became the subject of a national scandal when a congressional investigation into the death was launched.

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