Monday, 24 July 2006

Fewtril #107

The scepticism of intellectuals means that they are wont to look suspiciously upon any idea that does not first flatter them into believing that they are central to its realisation.


dearieme said...

Gosh, that's a nice one. It might even catch old Hayek, since, although he knew that intellectuals were quite redundant in many of the social mechanisms he espoused, he might have thought that intellectuals had a role to play in explaining why those mechanisms should be refurbished and re-adopted.

Deogolwulf said...

Well, I suppose they would have to have something to do, otherwise they might start getting big ideas again.