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date: 12 July 2020

Military Service Academies. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Todd ForneyTodd Forney

Americans have long had an ambivalent relationship with their military service academies. In general, they appreciate traditions that emphasize patriotism, hard work, and discipline, but are skeptical of institutions that smack of military elitism or appear to perpetuate a distinct military caste with values and agendas different from those of society.... ...

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