Via IraqNow, further proof that every Marine is a public affairs officer. In this New York Times article, a Marine captain recently back from a tour with recon has some great observations about his comrades. (The article is ostensibly about the draft, but most worthy for its discussion on demographics.)
The men in my infantry platoons came from virtually every part of the socio-economic spectrum. There were prep-school graduates and first-generation immigrants, blacks and whites, Muslims and Jews, Democrats and Republicans. They were more diverse than my class at Dartmouth, and far more willing to act on their principles.
So I think if I were an admissions professional at Dartmouth, I would be seriously rethinking what I was supposed to be doing there. We already know diversity of opinion is frowned upon in some academic circles–but here, the military even bests the academe in a supposed strength!
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