Charles Murray Watch
By Arnold Kling
From Esquire, August 29, 1978:
THE DANGEROUS ARROGANCE OF THE NEW ELITE by David Lebedoff — For the first time, the author contends, there is emerging in America an intelligent elite that genuinely mistrusts the basic tenets of democracy. The group came about when young people of high measured intelligence began to marry and associate exclusively with other young people of high measured intelligence. The group is convinced it knows better than any majority what’s good for the country and what’s not.
Does this reinforce or cast doubt on Murray’s thesis? (For how it could “cast doubt,” look at the date on the piece.)
Pointer from MIckey Kaus, sent to me by a reader.