The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
"It is also true that the recruiting officer, the Communist agitator and the missionary often fish simultaneously in the cesspools of skid row."
That sounds a bit contemptuous of the military, sort of like Kerry's 'stuck in Iraq' comment.
True Believer was written immediately after WWII. At that time, recruiting officers did as he described. This is true no longer.
Thanks for the clarification.