Smarter by Half

I've always felt that true wisdom is separate from gathered intelligence in that a moral compass allows and individual to sort out truth from delusion. Case in point is this article, which also paraphrases Krauthammer's assessment of the same: Obama is an intellectual incompetent because he lacks a basic moral grasp on important subjects.

From JWR, 3/17/09
The reason we have too few solutions to the problems that confront people — in their personal lives as well as in the political realm — is almost entirely due to a lack of common sense, psychological impediments to clear thinking, a perverse value system, to a lack of self-control, or all four. It is almost never due to a lack of brainpower. On the contrary, the smartest and the best educated frequently make things worse.

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