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  • I'd never come across the word "valedictocracy" before reading this column in the New York Times.

    Academia

  • "As individuals they make very good company, and at the tables down at Mory's, the magic of their singing no doubt casts its spell, but if they have paid attention to their studies, they can be trusted to know, as does the 'valedictocracy' otherwise known as the national news media, that it's a far, far better thing to live in comfort they hold to be wrong than in discomfort under a government they hold to be right."

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  • Even more than past administrations, this will be a valedictocracy — rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes.

    November « 2008 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • "[S] uperb ... the best of the Washington insiders ... this will be a valedictocracy -- rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes."

    Jeremy Scahill: "Better Than Cats!" Neocons, Republicans and War Criminals Rave About Obama's 'Team of Rivals.'

  • In David Brooks 'op-ed piece in the NY Times today, he refers to this new administration as the valedictocracy - rule by those who graduated first in their high school classes.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Even more than past administrations, this will be a valedictocracy †"rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes.

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  • Yes, it's about damn time.

    Edit: also, Mr. Brooks is showing his age. SATs don't score up to 1600 anymore. In just a couple years, his phrasing will look really stupid. Bet he didn't think about that. Stick that in your valedictocracy and smoke it.

    November 22, 2008

  • I'd sooner have that than a stupidocracy!

    November 22, 2008

  • “This truly will be an administration that looks like America, or at least that slice of America that got double 800s on their SATs. Even more than past administrations, this will be a valedictocracy — rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes. If a foreign enemy attacks the United States during the Harvard-Yale game any time over the next four years, we’re screwed.�?

    The New York Times, The Insider’s Crusade, by David Brooks, November 21, 2008

    November 22, 2008