The Right Coast
December 09, 2005
Schuck on the Solomon Amendment
By Mike Rappaport
Once again, Peter Schuck has a powerful piece on an important subject. Here is an excerpt:
In shielding students from military recruiters, universities disserve both their students and the military whose policies they hope to liberalize. They fail to treat students as mature adults who can weigh the evidence and make their own choices among employers without the universities' thumb on the scales. They supposedly cherish diversity, but then reduce students' exposure to a world view - opposition to gays in the military - that is the law of the land and is preached by some of the great religions to which many of the students subscribe.I don't know how I missed Schuck when I was at Yale. Either he was different then (which is quite possible) or I was different (which was certainly true, but I was not that different).