An Optimistic Observation
We hope Thomas E. Ricks is correct in interpreting his recent encounters.
After I spoke at Princeton the other night, I was surprised by the stream of young men who came up to told me that they are joining the Marines or Army after graduation.
On reflection, I shouldn't have been, because lately I've been noticing this phenomenon of graduates of elite universities going into the military. This isn't a tidal wave, or even a fad, but I think a steady self-selection.
H/T: LT Nixon