The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.
[When I was young I thought of people who entered the military as not smart enough to get a real job. This was based on a very limited sample of my classmates who joined the military. In the last couple of decades I revised my opinion as I met veterans who were incredibly smart and I read books about and by military people who were great thinkers as well as great warriors.
But I think there is a large segment of our society that does make a great distinction between scholars and warriors and thinks people who join the military are dullards.
I have yet to be convinced that the supposed scholars of our nation are not both cowards and fools.–Joe]