Sunday, April 07, 2013

Slippery slope

In the New York Times, Ross Douthat takes on the rumbling discussion triggered by a Princeton University graduate (and student parent) advice to Princeton undergraduate women to find their husbands while in college. Douthat goes for the angle that since American elites are so effective at perpetuating themselves through various means, including marrying each other, this advice was only inappropriate for being said out loud.

But if the elites really are so successful at perpetuating themselves through a lifetime of institutions (he cites where they live, work, attend school etc), then why should be there be a rush to get married specifically while in college?