Saturday, October 11, 2008

America,America: On Application of Intellect

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They disdained the ideas of the liberal professoriate, but they did not disdain the idea of a cultivated mind.
The nation is divided between the wholesome Joe Sixpacks in the heartland and the oversophisticated, overeducated, oversecularized denizens of the coasts.

What had been a disdain for liberal intellectuals slipped into a disdain for the educated class as a whole. The liberals had coastal condescension, so the conservatives developed their own anti-elitism, with mirror-image categories and mirror-image resentments, but with the same corrosive effect.Republicans developed their own leadership style. If Democratic leaders prized deliberation and self-examination, then Republicans would govern from the gut.

Bushism:the anti-immigration fervor, the isolationism ....

It has lost the educated class by sins of commission — by telling members of that class to go away.

Intellect :Definition

  1. [noun] knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"
    Synonyms: mind

  2. [noun] the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
    Synonyms: reason, understanding

  3. [noun] a person who uses the mind creatively
    Synonyms: ual
P.S:The smartest young Americans are now educated in an overwhelmingly liberal environment.
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