"The reaction of the intellectual elite to Sarah Palin was far more provincial than Palin herself ever has been, and those who reacted so viscerally against her evinced little or no appreciation for an essential premise of democracy: that practical wisdom matters at least as much as formal education, and that leadership can emerge from utterly unexpected places. The presumption that the only road to power passes through the Ivy League and its tributaries is neither democratic nor sensible, and is, moreover, a sharp and wrongheaded break from the American tradition of citizen governance." [Yuval Levin writing in Commentary about the psycho-social causes of what's become called "Palin Derangement Syndrome." Levin is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Washington, DC think-tank.]
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/viewarticle.cfm/the-meaning-of-sarah-palin-14674?page=all You'll learn more about American society in Levin's essay than you would from two semesters of college.
Scroll down to read a revised version of yesterday's column on people suffering from "Palin Derangement Syndrome." BOGUS ETHICS CHARGES AGAINST PALIN