Laying Bets: W Will Win

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Wed Aug 16 13:18:49 PDT 2000

Charles Brown wrote:

>Sure , the head of the Central Intelligence Agency was
>unintelligent, right. Lot of anti-intellecutals at Yale ?

There are lots of smart people who are anti-intellectual. See your average bond trading desk or Fortune 500 boardroom for examples.

And yes, there are a lot of anti-intellectuals at Yale. Hundreds of Q. Desmond Thistlethwaite IV's emerge from there every year, dreaming of a partnership at Simpson Thatcher and a yacht to call their own. Bush father & son are perfect examples of the species. The groundskeepers are more compelling conversational partners.


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