Saturday, 10 June 2017

Eric Hoffer On Intellectual And Political Elites

Here are three quotes from Eric Hoffer's article, “The Young And The Middle-Aged," (NYT, 1970):

“Scratch an intellectual, and you find a would-be aristocrat who loathes the sight, the sound and the smell of common folk.”

“But the elites are finally catching up with us. We can hear the swish of leather as saddles are heaved on our backs. The intellectuals and the young, booted and spurred, feel themselves born to ride us.”

“We must deflate the pretensions of self-appointed elites. These elites will hate us no matter what we do, and it is legitimate for us to help dump them into the dustbin of history.” 

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