So Applebaum's thesis is that it would be good for the really smart folks (as measured by intelligence tests) to rule the world and that attending Ivy League or similar "elite" schools means your really smart. So we should be ruled by Hannibal Lecter and John Kerry?
Lecter wasn't Ivy League but he did go to "elite" schools: Institut De Medicine St Marie, Paris, France (M.D.) and Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland (Psychiatry Residency Training) and we know he is really smart and he must be good because he is a doctor!
Look, I am as dumb as a post. But these people are fucking delusional.