Howard Hart on the Universities and the CIA

Mon Jan 17, 2005

I suspect that everyone with a blog has linked to this astounding Seymour Hersh story, about which I hope to have more to say later, but for right now I will note that I saw Howard Hart, who’s quoted therein, on CSPAN a while ago; and he suggested that the CIA could no longer recruit from Ivy League type universities as much as they used to because of the left-wing bias of the faculty there. There was also a hint that the current recruiting, which he said came mostly from the South and the Midwest, was not what it could be.

I disagree with Hart, though I’m not surprised that he would think about it that way.