The Rise of the Meritocracy

reviewed by Harold Noah - 1966

coverTitle: The Rise of the Meritocracy
Author(s): Michael Young
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Office of the Director, Professor Sir Percy Popper, (I.Q. 185), Political Dynamics and Prognosis Centre, Queen Anne's Gate, London z 10001 May 18, 2033 Professor Lord Albert Robbins, (I.Q. 185), Chairman, Social Science Research Council, South Uist Centre, Fifeshire. Dear Bertie, I am enclosing a manuscript which you should examine carefully. It was found among the papers of one of our better young sociologists, Michael Young (I.Q. 160), here at the Political Dynamics and Prognosis Centre. Young had been undertaking research into dissident attitudes among the low-I.Q. groups, and got himself infected (we believe) with Populist ideas. We had him observe the May Day Peterloo demonstrations a couple of weeks ago, and during the subsequent riots one of our security men (got up as a rampant Populist) gave him an unobtrusive quietus. After you have read the manuscript, I think you will agree with us that Young is better out of the way. But we must be on the watch... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 8, 1966, p. 623-623 ID Number: 2396, Date Accessed: 9/20/2020 8:12:48 AM

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