After reading National Post columnist Robert Fulford's obituary on "wiz kid" Robert McNamara, I starting thinking about intellectuals and politics.
This pondering led to the following letter to the editor which appears in today's Post:
Re: The Smartest Guy In The Room, Robert Fulford, July 7.
This column is a timely reminder that a university diploma isn't everything.
As Robert Fulford notes, Robert McNamara may have been a highly educated intellect, but his policies gave us the disaster that was the Vietnam War.
The lesson: Sometimes great intellectuals just don't make great leaders.
That's something Canadians might want to remember when judging the merits of a certain ex-Harvard professor now leading the federal Liberals.