Sunday, March 25, 2007

"Jewish" disease and intellect

Jewish achievement cannot be gainsaid yet I promise not to use expressions and words like Yiddishe Coup and Goyishe Coup here. We have all heard those expressions, those of us who are Jewish. It is indeed, a simple and often aptly descriptive thing to say about some things and people but may just be our way of describing what is often obvious. After all, Jews with its small population no more than 2-3% of the American population make up 50% of the top intellectuals (a study by Lipset and Rabb), 40% of ALL Nobel Prize winners in Math and Science and Economics, 20% of all university professors in the U.S., 40% of the partners and top lawyers in the NY and DC law firms, and most of the directors and producers of the top films in Hollywood, 59% of the writers (directors and producers) of the top 50 grossing movies, 39% of the winners of the National Association of Science and 50% of the world's chess champions and 25% of the all Turing awards (a prestigious award from the Association of Computing Machinery - of which I am also a member.
Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru

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