In the midst of bemoaning the fact that smart people might be in charge soon, Joseph Epstein says the following:
The assumption here is that having all these good students--many of them possibly "toll-frees," as high-school students who get 800s on their SATs used to be known in admissions offices--running the country is obviously a pretty good thing.
Good students probably get more than 800 on their SATs. In fact, I guarantee they do: average non-writing scores on the SAT hover over 1000. Point taken, though - smarties are so busy scoring hundreds of extra points on standardized tests that they don't have time to shut their minds off to liberalism. Better to drop out of high school and smash your FM dial, kids. You'll thank Joseph later when you're taking Advanced Christian Bible at Regent University.