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Why does the author say that being against the war in college was "entirely an intellectual activity"?

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O'Brien is alluding to the fact that his stance on the war came from second hand information he'd gathered along the way.... he had no basis on which to take a stance based upon experience, so he formed it on what he'd learned. He felt no "personal danger". Facing the draft.... his emotions and perspective changed.

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The Things They Carried