Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's Taken Awhile, But It's Happening

ROTC is back at some of the Ivies:
After an absence that dates back to the Vietnam War era, and 11 years to the day after 9/11, ROTC is finally returning to Harvard, Columbia, and Yale. At a time when everybody is talking about how polarized America has become, it’s worth noting this sign of reconciliation between elite academic institutions and the U.S. military...

Much of the credit must go to the military leadership.
I'm reminded of the quote attributed to Thucydides:
“A nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its laws made by cowards and its wars fought by fools.”
This is why our military academies go to great pains to ensure their graduates have a well-rounded education.  It's why ROTC belongs at all schools that can support the program.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Another little data point in support of my hypothesis of the collapse of the left.