Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Intellectual

(The temptation to borrow a term from the old American Spectator of years ago and call this post The Intellectualoids was almost irresistible.  But I  managed.)   

A paragraph from an article in this month's Chronicles entitled What's Wrong with the Intellectuals?

The social characteristics of the intellectual classes are alienation, aggressive secularism, progressive politics, and overweening self-confidence.  Intellectuals are remarkably monolithic in their values and politics.  They are also exceedingly socially uniform, notwithstanding their nearly unanimous embrace of the now-dominant rhetoric of diversity in American institutions.

In my only occasionally humble opinion, that paragraph from the article answers the question in a nutshell.  But there is much more and worth the read. 


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