In other words, the promise is not that West Point will produce the next generation of Grants, MacArthurs, Eisenhowers or Petraeuses—though it will. The promise is more consequential. To the moms and dads of all those in uniform, West Point says: When America puts your sons and daughters in harm's way, they will be led by men and woman of character and ability.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
West Point Puff Piece
It's probably easier for a journalist to write a puff piece on my alma mater when he has a relative who will attend there, as is the case with this article. I genuinely liked this paragraph from the middle: