Some would argue that the spy in thernhouse of NATO is a hero, while othersrnwould liken him to Benedict Arnold.rnRather than take a side in that dispute, I’drnprefer to examine why a high-rankingrnAmerican officer has been put in the positionrnwhere he must choose between hisrncountry and his conscience.rnClearly, in his own mind, the Americanrnspy is betraying a foreign acronym,rnand not the United States. And this is arnlegitimate point: NATO and the UnitedrnStates are not the same entity, and, as thernEuropean Union develops its own militaryrnforce, it is rapidly becoming clearrnwhere their interests diverge. It is alsorneasy to imagine how the spy rationalized,rnat least to his own satisfaction, the riskrnthat his actions would lead to Americanrncasualties. To a conscience sufficientlyrnoutraged and abused, any casualties thatrnresult from his actions could be justifiedrnon the grounds that the pilots were engagedrnin criminal acts, as opposed to legitimaterncombat, not only because theyrnwere bombing civilian targets, but alsornbecause of the war’s essential illegality.rnYet there is such a thing as taking arnmoral cause too far, and declaring war onrnyour own country fits into this category.rnThis regrettable incident underscoresrnone of the worst dangers of our globalistrnforeign policy. When patriots are sornalienated from their own governmentsrnthat treason seems the right thing to do,rnthen the ruling elite in this country is inrnfor some real trouble.rnIf and when the spy in the house ofrnNATO is caught, his trial should be quiterninteresting—should NATO dare to holdrnone. The whole policy that led to a criminalrnwar will also be put in the dock, andrnthat is not something the War Party looksrnforward to. The truth about the Kosovornwar is finally coming out—that the NATO-rncrats lied about Racak, the precipitatingrnincident of the war; that they liedrnabout the alleged Serb “massacre” of Albaniansrnin a reenactment of the holocaust;rnthat they misrepresented the KLArnas heroic democrats, when in fact theyrnare murderous drug-dealers who makernthe Crips and the Bloods look like thernBoy Scouts. In this context, the widespreadrndissafisfaction in the U.S. militaryrnwith our global intervenfionism may becomernquite a problem, and could evenrnput a crimp in our leaders’ plans for thernBalkans. The prospect of an increasinglyrnrebellious element within the U.S. military,rnwhich denies the moral and politicalrnlegitimacy of America’s imperial foreignrnpolicy, is the War Party’s worst nightmare.rnWhat should frighten our rulersrnout of any further intervention in the regionrnis the ominous possibility that thisrncase of the spy wrestling with his consciencernmay be only the beginning.rnJustin Raimondo writes fromrnSan Francisco.rnEDUCATIONrnAdam SmithrnUniversity:rnA Modest Proposalrnby Richard D. LammrnFellow investors: Here is our businessrnplan. The route to big profits is tornfind an industry that is oversized, inefficient,rnsmug, and self-satisfied and thenrngive it an injection of good old-fashionedrnbusiness competition. Bring the powerrnof business thinking and private sector efficiencyrnto an outmoded industry. Cutrncosts and prices, downsize, consolidate,rnmerge. Take advantage of new technologiesrnand new markets. This is how entrepreneursrnhave taken over numerousrnother industries, and it is our road map torntake over higher educafion and make bigrnprofits.rnPrivatizing and re-engineering higherrneducation is an idea whose time hasrncome. Most colleges and universitiesrnhave outpriced themselves in the marketrnand do not realize they are vulnerable.rnThey think because they have existed forrna thousand years that they can confinuernanother thousand. Like hundreds of hospitalsrnthat close every year, they thinkrnthat, because they mean well, they willrndo well.rnYet there is evidence already that theyrnare not doing well. For example, thernCarnegie Foundation for the Advancementrnof Teaching recently stated flatlyrnthat “universides don’t deliver on whatrnthey advertise.” Many students graduate,rnthey find, “without knowing how to thinkrnlogically, write clearly or speak coherently.”rnThey find many teaching assistantsrnteaching lecture classes who can’t speakrnunderstandable English, and describernsome university professors as “tenuredrndrones who deliver set lectures from yellowedrnnotes, making no effort to engagernthe bored minds of the students in fi’ontrnof them.” They go on: “Baccalaureaternstudents are the second class citizens whornare allowed to pay taxes but are barredrnfrom voting; the guests at a banquet whornpay their share but are given leftovers.”rnThis describes an industry ripe forrntakeover.rnWe specialize in taking over industriesrnthat look in rearview mirrors. That thisrnindustry is part private nonprofit and partrnpublic frightens some investors. Investorsrntend to overlook the potential in privatizingrngovernment and nonprofit functions.rnPrivatization is on the march; it allows usrnto do much more for less money and withrnless bureaucracy. Our managementrnteam already has experience in privatizingrnK-12 schools, welfare, and prisons.rnRemember that Ross Perot became onernof America’s richest men by privatizingrngovernmental functions.rnIn our research department’s opinion,rnhigher education is ready for a takeoverrnby the private sector. Here is a plum justrnwaiting to be picked. It is an investor’srndream. Where else can you find an industryrnthat offers about half its customersrndiscounts paid for by the other half; withrnvast unnecessary overhead expenses thatrncan be slashed drastically; whose key employeesrnoften work less than 20 hours arnweek, resist examination of their productivity,rnand can’t be fired or forced to retirern(yet aren’t unionized); and whose CEOrnhas little power and authority. Add to thisrnthe fact that the market is overbuilt, evenrnfor the current customer base, and thatrnthe customer base is declining.rnPeter Drucker, who has seen the futurernso clearly, recently predicted the endrnof universities as we know them. “Suchrntotally uncontrollable expenditures, withoutrnany visible improvement in either therncontent or quality of education meansrnthat the system is rapidly becoming untenable,”rnhe said, “. . . already we are beginningrnto deliver more lectures andrnclasses off campus via satellite or two-wayrnvideo at a fraction of the cost.” Thoserngloomy words are our route to big profits.rnColleges and universities have toornmany courses taught by overpaid professors,rnin an old-fashioned person-to-personrnway, to students who are becoming morernprice competitive. Phoenix University isrnable to hold its salaries and benefits costrnper credit hour delivered to approximatelyrn25 percent of normal university costs,rnand so can we. And we don’t intend torn42/CHRONlCLESrnrnrn