Over the years I have compiled a list of alumni whom I deride as active in Princeton’s disservice to our nation. Several in George W. Bush’s administration have qualified given the fiasco of the Iraq War and its fallout. Today, I’d like to dishonor General Milley, who joined Trump’s ridiculous photo op in front of venerable St. John’s Church on June 1 in Washington, D.C. Not only was it a stupid, Trumpian political charade, it was a violent act against peaceful protesters orchestrated by Attorney General Barr. The General was outfitted in combat fatigues, ready for confrontation. It saddens me that a fellow alumnus was so callous and political at a time that our Black brothers and sisters are suffering so much. 

Paul Mendelson ’62
Newburyport, Mass.