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

h/t XB

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Where did you come across that painting?

    • When searching for a pic on “intellectuals” on Google.

  • Lorensacho

    Yes intellectuals are educated people who can draw upon history and mythology and fact to draw conclusions. Those who lack education are jealous of intellectual achievement and feeling inadequate bad mouth intellectuals as air heads. Close to 50% of Republicans believe against the facts that Obama was not born in the U.S.A. who are the real airheads?