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January 23, 2010

Thomas Sowell: Populist Intellectual

There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.

~George Orwell

I think nobody living today embodies George Orwell’s cynicism for the intellectual class as does the great Thomas Sowell.  That is not to say that he is anti-intellect, or that he himself is not an intellectual.  But rather, like Orwell, he has what I consider a healthy mistrust for the social class that calls itself the “intelligentsia.”

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