What the best and brightest minds can make, they can mar. The best and brightest can be rational and moral, but they can also be terrifyingly opposed to rationality and morality. Nothing will endure in a society if the best and brightest attain political power. A nation is doomed if its best and brightest venture into the areas of power: politics and philosophy. The successful nations are usually those where the folks from the middle class dominate politics and philosophy while the best and brightest make contributions in the areas of business, science, and art.