Tuesday, September 30, 2008

In defense of elitism

Thomas Sowell writes:
The roots of this problem go back many years, but since the crisis to which all this led happened on George W. Bush's watch, that is enough for those who think in terms of talking points, without wanting to be confused by the facts.

People who think in terms of talking points generally considered themselves to be intellectual elites. The true intellectual elites are people such as Thomas Sowell who have actually studied the problem, know what the root causes are, and how to address them.