Disputing the "Elites"

Posted: Oct 20, 2008 9:03 AM
In today's NYT, Bill Kristol answers the Peggy Noonans of the world with this:

" But is the ignorant crowd really our problem today? Are populism and anti-intellectualism rampant in the land? Does the common man too thoroughly dominate our national life? I don’t think so.

... Most of the recent mistakes of American public policy, and most of the contemporary delusions of American public life, haven’t come from an ignorant and excitable public. They’ve been produced by highly educated and sophisticated elites."

Update:  Robert Stacy McCain has a very good post up on this topic, as well...