And the isolation is only going to get worse. Increasingly, the people who run the country were born into that world. Unlike the typical member of the elite in 1960, they have never known anything but the new upper-class culture. We are now seeing more and more third-generation members of the elite. Not even their grandparents have been able to give them a window into life in the rest of America.Read the whole thing. It's worth every minute.
Update: Our Monastery of Miscellaneous Musings has a perfect post to go along with Charles Murray's essay.