Sunday, March 02, 2008

Susan Jacoby, meet Charlotte Allen

You might think that The Washington Post has declared war on its readers, but I think it's more accurate to say that that Fred Hiatt and his staff are honest truth-seekers trying to zero in on the cause of the inanity plaguing American discourse.

Two weeks ago, the newspaper published Susan Jacoby's essay "proving" that Americans are dumber than ever. Today, the editors allow Charlotte Allen space for a follow-up claiming that it's not all Americans who are stupid, just American women.

If they keep whittling down their sample size, eventually they'll come up with the correct definition: the true morons are self-loathing American women who write opinion pieces for Fred Hiatt.