George Packer’s extremely long Atlantic essay contains gems of leftist cognitive dissonance, some funny, some enraging, and some heartbreaking. Here’s a list.
What the cheating scandal shows is that it’s actually really hard to game the system and very few people can successfully do it.
The lesson this elite university and others really teach is that working hard and playing by the rules are for the little people, not the future Masters of the Universe.
We want success, and productive work requires focus. If you’re a rich kid micro-dosing amphetamines for school or career advantage, that’s rewarded.
Charles Murray’s ‘Fishtown’ has some real grievances. It also has some real social problems. Populists don’t love talking about those, unless to blame elites.
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