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November 17, 2012 12:00 AM

Max Boot: Loss of Petraeus’ intellectualism is a tragedy

Six months ago at a high-dollar fundraising dinner, Mitt Romney was secretly recorded as he criticized the “47 percent” of Americans “who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.” Romney told his donors: “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

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