Todays Duh! award goes to this article by Neal Starkman, with a great big thank you to Neal for saying what I’ve been thinking, and saying it so well. And I’m hoping ‘The S Factor’ nomenclature takes off.
Here’s a representative quote from the article:
It’s not merely that some people are insufficiently intelligent to grasp the nuances of foreign policy, of constitutional law, of macroeconomics or of the variegated interplay of humans and the environment. These aren’t the people I’m referring to. The people I’m referring to cannot understand the phenomenon of cause and effect. They’re perplexed by issues comprising more than two sides. They don’t have the wherewithal to expand the sources of their information. And above all — far above all — they don’t think.