Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:00

Starving for wisdom

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"We are drowning in information while starving for wisdom". That epigram from E.O. Willson captures the dilemma of our era. Yet the solution of some folks is to disdain wisdom. "Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists?" Rick Scott, the Florida governor, once asked. A leader of a prominent Internet firm once told me that the firm regards admission to Harvard as a useful hueuristic of talent..................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof is a 'New York Times' columnist.