Just How Stupid Are We?

No, this is not a post about Black Friday.

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I borrowed the headline of this blog from the title of a book I picked up at the library this week. Just How Stupid Are We? is an attempt by NYTimes writer Rick Shenkman to determine how we end up with the leaders we get. (EdNote: The book was published in 2008.) I brought it home because it’s one of those books where the author begins each chapter with a quote and, in this case…

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