Final AR

In The New York Times "opinionator" column by Gary Gutting entitled "Intellectuals and Politics" (December 7, 2011), what does Gutting say should be an essential skill of a political leader? Do you think most informed Americans would agree with Gutting's idea for a new kind of "debate"? Provide examples from any of your reading, your conversations with other Americans or your experience to support your evaluation of the author's assertion.

"Politicians and Intellectuals Putting Their Heads Together" Guardian Editorial

"Is There an Intellectual in This History? On Politicians, History and Ideas" At Young New York


Finals should be e-mailed to me by Sunday December 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM PST