The Establishment Restored
Not since the election of JFK has America chosen a president so closely associated with the Ivy League.
The source: “The Return of the Best and Brightest” by R. R. Reno, in First Things, Feb. 2009.
The dramatic achievement of the November election was not the selection of the nation’s first African-American president, but the return to power of the Establishment—the northern, urban, and well-educated elite. Not since the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960 has America chosen a president so...