Unreason, anti-intellectualism, & anti-rational in the n
It might be fun to pick out some of the issues Jacoby discusses from current new stories.
Regarding intellectuals and the Presidency, here's one about Obama.
Obama, electability and the backyard barbeque factor
We had three glimpses into Obama's personality this week which may convey the impression to some that he's a prissy intellectual. Prissy intellectuals from Adlai Stevenson to Michael Dukakis don't become president.
Even George McGovern, a World War II B-24 bomber pilot with 35 missions, couldn't overcome his image as a Ph.D. history professor.
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