Category Archives: elitism

Leveling Authority

At TIME, the admirable Christopher Hayes previews his forthcoming book on American elites: It’s beyond our ability to recognize the imperceptible upward creep of global temperatures, so we must rely on the authority of those who are doing the highly … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The Science of Liberty.” How’s that for a definition of political science? Timothy Ferris at HuffPo: Science is inherently antiauthoritarian: If a theory fails experimental test it doesn’t matter how smart or powerful its proponents may be. Science is also … Continue reading

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Elitist Bastards! (UPDATE)

Remember the $400 haircut? The arrogance of arugula? From the attack machine that owns thirteen glass houses comes this latest example of Cessna conservatism: Sarah Palin’s wardrobe budget is a staggering $150,000, with not a penny of it spent in … Continue reading

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Those Elitist Bastards

According to, an elitist believes they “deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.” Elitism is “The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.” With that fair … Continue reading

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