Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A confederacy of...

...India’s cocooned intellectual elite
In his book Intellectuals and Society , economist Thomas Sowell wrote that intellectuals are judged by whether their ideas “sound good to other intellectuals or resonate with the public.” Sowell has said that there is no objective test for the ideas that intellectuals offer, and “the only test for most intellectuals is whether other intellectuals go along with them. And if they all have a wrong idea, then it becomes invincible”, as the idea gets repeated and endorsed by the establishment en masse. Intellectuals have no accountability to anybody but their own community.

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