Robert R. Park

  • How Good Is Annapolis? An Answer

    Last October we published an article by Ralph Lee Smith, who resigned from the Naval Academy midway in his second year. In his paper, ”Why I Resigned from Annapolis,” he criticized the hazing to which the piebes were submitted, and also the curriculum, which he felt to be inadequate. The Atlantic invited replies, and to date we have received ninety-eight articles or letters in extenso. Of the responses defending the Academy, we have selected the five vigorous statements which follow. It should be understood that in each case the views expressed are not those of the Navy Department or the Naval Service, but of the individual writer.