Add to this the notion of corporate recruiters passing Harvard and Princeton by for Penn State, Purdue and Texas A & M, because the latter institutions are more likely to justify the time and expense of a recruitment visit in terms of yielding employees with the kind of skills companies need, and we seem to be witnessing if not hope for threatened elites, at least change.Some musings on the angst of the elites from the Chicago Boyz. Status-anxiety run amok. (And no, we don't want to have sex with our parents. Oh yeah, we're the crazy ones.)
P.S. While mounting what defense he can muster at the NY Times, poor David Brooks is worried about our "narcissistic sense of victimization, an egomaniacal belief in one’s own rightness and purity". Hey, let me nurture that. In the interest of fairness.
P.P.S. That's not to say that there aren't a few brilliant conservatives from the Ivies. A few who dare to speak out:) Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield on the soft despotism of American sensitivity.