Great Men, Black Swans, and the End of the Mandarins

One of the worst ideas in American history has been the establishment of schools of government and the professionalization of the Washington press corps. Both are intellectual artifacts of the Progressive Era, monuments to the notion that democracy is too messy to be left in the hands of the people, and that therefore the government … Continue reading Great Men, Black Swans, and the End of the Mandarins