As Earl Bears Down…we consider meritocracy

My favorite New England village, Woods Hole, hasn’t face the likes of this since Hurricane Bob visited us on August 19, 1991. That was a very exciting day.

In the meantime, I can recommend to loyal readers this wonderful post by Conor Friedersdorf while guest blogging at Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish. Conor, like myself, grew up in Southern California. His perspectives on the Ivys reflect my own conflicted ideas regarding the elite schools in the Northeast–yes, they are meritocratic, but no they don’t adequately serve as a good filter for membership in our society’s decision-making elite.