Intellectuals are Freaks

Why professors, pundits, and policy wonks misunderstand the world

Intellectuals — a category that includes academics, opinion journalists, and think tank experts — are freaks. I do not mean that in a disrespectful way. I myself have spent most of my life in one of the three roles mentioned above. I have even been accused of being a “public intellectual,” which sounds too much like “public nuisance” or even “public enemy” for my taste.

The intellectuals

Pic – “The Intellectuals” courtesy PETER VAN STRATEN

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