Friday, February 03, 2012

John Stuart Mill proved right ! (but not Right)

The Mail Online carries a story that Canadian academics have shown that right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers,thus proving John Stuart Mill right.

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."
John Stuart Mill, in a Parliamentary debate with the Conservative MP, John Pakington (May 31, 1866);

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