I am amused by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s estimation of itself. Reading Mr. Waffle’s Economist over his shoulder, I see that the FCO is looking for a Strategic Communications Director. All the usual requirements, blah, blah but number one on the bulleted list is “outstanding intellect”.
Apparently “[d]ynamic, high-calibre communicators will relish working in this intellectually rigorous culture”.
I’m sure they will.