The On the Campus article on diversity in the Oct. 9 issue states, “A trustee report on diversity faults Princeton for not coming ‘close to looking like America today.’ ” It then goes on to cite underrepresentation in various racial and gender categories. There is no mention of the fact that Princeton looks even less like America in terms of its political and social philosophy. In an institution of higher learning — and Princeton is hardly unique in this respect — why does there seem to be so little value placed on achieving more diversity of thought?

Harry Knapp ’76