Popularizers bring ‘Power to the People’ Popularizer is a word I heard historian William Norton Smith use when discussing American Presidents on C-Span. He did not elaborate significantly but it was apparent to me that he used the word to describe individuals who make popular the books of authors who write about significant concepts that are seldom disseminated throughout the population. Our educational system prepares us to become good producers and consumers. However, in the name of efficiency, our educational system leaves us ignorant of many domains of knowledge that are vital to our comprehension of matters that seriously affect the health of our culture and of the world. Psychology is just one example of such a domain. Mr. Smith and I agree that it is essential that someone carry to the people these vital concepts that I mention. Do you have any desire to be a popularizer? Isn’t the Internet discussion forum an ideal medium for popularizers to perform their function?