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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR) — Virginia Tech is receiving some backlash for a professor’s commentary on an online news website.

The column on Salon.com is called “No thanks: ‘Stop saying support the troops.’”

Steve Salaita argues against blind military support and for of better treatment of veterans. He claims “troop worship” is dangerous because it suppresses democracy.

Virginia Tech has not responded.