I’m reminded of that superstition today by the absurd overvaluation of intelligence and educational credentials of the Democrats. Of course, as Heather MacDonald points out it’s always possible to go too far in the other direction, but I’m inclined to agree with Charles Murray that sheer intelligence is not only not a qualification for the highest office in the land, it may be a positive disqualification. Just look at Jimmy Carter!
—James Bowman (read it all)
Hell, yeah. Our last certified-intellectual president? Woodrow Wilson. A total disaster at best, and in Jonah Goldberg’s account, arguably the architect of the world’s first fascist dictatorship.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.