Intellectuals vs. the rest of us

The Alliance of Throne and Altar–Rothbard


“…There is an intellectual class in our society that benefits mightily from government. This class also believes that their cause is moral, that they are anointed, as Thomas Sowell explains in The vision of the anointed: self-congratulation as a basis for social policy: “What all these highly disparate crusades have in common is their moral exaltation of the anointed above others, who are to have their very different views nullified and superseded by the views of the anointed, imposed via the power of government.”

Murray N. Rothbard explains further the role of the intellectual class in the first chapter of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, titled “The Libertarian Heritage: The American Revolution and Classical Liberalism.” Since most intellectuals favor government over a market economy and work towards that end, what do the intellectuals get? “In exchange for spreading this message to the public, the new breed of intellectuals was rewarded with jobs and prestige as apologists for the New Order and as planners and regulators of the newly cartelized economy and society.”


What are Court Intellectuals?


The court intellectuals vs. the revolutionary intellectuals–Rothbard


Thomas Sowell on the second edition of Intellectuals and Society (Video)


Thomas Sowell: Social Justice Philosophy Is a Blank Check for Government Power


Thomas Sowell at 90 Is More Relevant Than Ever


World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals