Yeah, What He Said

Read Nicholas Kristof’s Obama and the War on Brains. Let’s hope he’s right. Key quote:

Barack Obama’s election is a milestone in more than his pigmentation. The second most remarkable thing about his election is that American voters have just picked a president who is an open, out-of-the-closet, practicing intellectual.

Maybe, just maybe, the result will be a step away from the anti-intellectualism that has long been a strain in American life.

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