Education: New Broom at Navy

On springtime Wednesday afternoons at Annapolis, the U.S. Naval Academy's 4,300 midshipmen, starched and polished, march smartly to the drum and bugle of dress parade. It is a traditional display of martial crispness for academy brass and visiting VIPs. But these Wednesdays, after the last salute is snapped, many a middie returns to the not-so-traditional company of Machiavelli, Malthus or Montesquieu—required reading in such brand-new majors as literature, economics and political science. The marriage of military discipline and academic freedom is uneasy at best, but Rear Admiral James F. Calvert, now in...

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