John Hawkins’ interview with Thomas Sowell

“William F. Buckley once famously said, “I’d rather be governed by the first 400 names in the Boston telephone book than the faculty of Harvard University.” Let me rephrase that a bit, you’re at Stanford. Would you rather be governed by the first 400 names in your telephone or by the faculty at Stanford?

Oh, the first 400 names, good heavens. The very thought of being governed by the faculty…I used to live on the Stanford campus. My wife and I couldn’t stand the idiocy. We live miles away now. We’re much happier just to be out of the atmosphere.

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