Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Just Asking?

When a nation re-awakes, its finest sons are prepared to give their lives for its liberation. When Empires are threatened with collapse, they are prepared to sacrifice their non-commissioned officers.
Menachem Begin, The Revolt 1951. Quoted from Bernard B Fall, Hell In A Very Small Place; The Siege of Dien Bien Phu, 1967

Today it is often commented that virtually none of the students of Ivory League schools serve in the volunteer military. I wonder if this means that our future leaders from these schools don't believe in creating a country most people would find worth living in?


LFC said...

"virtually none of the students of Ivy League schools serve in the volunteer military..."

The numbers are low, to be sure, but I think "virtually none" is an overstatement. (Google "Harvard + ROTC" just for a start -- that might turn up some recent figures.)

hank_F_M said...


Geting an ROTC program back at Harvard has to help.

The last fiew times I saw
statistics it was vwery thin.

But I really hope your right.

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