Read this, by Peter Frost: The Great Decline.

It’s another take on the falling general intelligence of the fallen West. I’ll kind of wrap this into next week’s column. One thing, he sort of covers it, but IQs are not rising. They are collapsing. The Flynn Effect was ending (if it really existed) about the time Flynn noticed it. Since 1950, the USSA has suffered a near 10-point drop. Not good, but about one would or should expect.

No column today; barnburner fiction tomorrow-ish.