My brother in-law contends that 80% of any nation are dumb. Is he too optimistic ? Whatever the percentage, a population under stress is certainly dumber than the same population during peaceful times. When the stress is amplified by the government itself and by yellow journalism, the stress is further magnified. Note: America elected Bush jr. twice; we are not alone.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: The public is dumb and therefore the public pays