A link from a reader, to Professor Noah Feldman of Harvard, in the New York Times.
Unlike almost every other dominant ethnic, racial or religious group in world history, white Protestants have ceded their socioeconomic power by hewing voluntarily to the values of merit and inclusion, values now shared broadly by Americans of different backgrounds. The decline of the Protestant elite is actually its greatest triumph. (The Triumphant Decline of the WASP, New York Times, June 28, 2010)
If that isn’t some of what we’re trying to say around here, I will eat my Princeton Reunion hat. Excessive tigers and all.
Thank you, Professor Feldman. Thank you very much.
One request to all, that all comments replying to each other remain polite. Feel free to be as rude to me as you like.