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[Excerpt] The Killing of Karen Silkwood, therefore, is both a cautionary and inspirational tale. It reminds us of what we are up against and what it takes to win. But most of all it reminds us why each of us must stand with the whistle-blowers and the ordinary heroes that are among us, in the workplace, in government, and in our communities, and, if given the opportunity, become ordinary heroes ourselves. The risks are great, but the costs of not standing up and not speaking out are even greater.


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Bronfenbrenner, K. (1998). Foreword [Electronic version]. In R. Rashke, The killing of Karen Silkwood (pp. vii-xii). Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.

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