Donald Trump Should Be My Plebe

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Bruce Fleming, Baltimore Sun
I’ve been an English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for 30 years. An education within such a service academy (the others are Army, Air Force and Coast Guard) immerses students for four years in an atmosphere heavy with an insistence on leadership. Currently my students’ commander-in-chief is a man whose qualities as a leader are the exact opposite of what I believe we are trying to teach. Certainly he lacks the skills that English class can help students achieve. Thus my modest proposal is that we should waive our age limits on entering students and have the…