[Too much great stuff to blog about today. Not sure where to start. I also woke up in the middle of night thinking of an outline of a book. I predict a bad parenting day.]
I just LOVED Ross Douthat's op-ed in the NYT .
Douthat begins by talking about a Princeton alum who told current students to hurry up and find a man, because they'll never find such a huge group of smart guys again.
Her betrayal consists of being gauche enough to acknowledge publicly a truth that everyone who’s come up through Ivy League culture knows intuitively — that elite universities are about connecting more than learning, that the social world matters far more than the classroom to undergraduates, and that rather than an escalator elevating the best and brightest from every walk of life, the meritocracy as we know it mostly works to perpetuate the existing upper class.
You know that assortive mating is one of the leading theories for the rise in autism rates. Just saying.
Douthat's article doesn't really go beyond a crack at Ivy League elites, but I'm going with that. That's enough for me.
Jezebel points to some of the assinine comments on the article.