Steve Sailer suggests that the Atlantic Monthly 50 is less than authoritative, at least from an Internet perspective.
The Atlantic Monthly has put together a list it calls The Atlantic 50, which it describes as “the columnists and bloggers and broadcast pundits who shape the national debates:” At a reader’s suggestion, I looked up on Google Trends the number of searches for each name on this list. “steve sailer” came in ahead of 19 of The Atlantic 50.
I have to admit, I was a little surprised that I managed to edge out Steve by his alternative metric. But then, I am remarkably handsome, so if you take out the women who come merely to bask in the radiance of my arrogance and the Queer Party Friends, I’m sure he’d have the advantage.