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December 14, 2011

The lefty intellectual resents successful businessmen and conservatives because they threaten his own sense of superiority.

Wealthy businessmen's material success is a mark of higher status than the professor or journalist's mere affluence.
Conservative politicians act as if the lefty intellectual is not morally superior. In addition, conservative intellectuals challenge his sense of cognitive superiority. Within journalism and academia conservatives are smarter than liberals on average, because the former are those who have managed to succeed despite going against the grain ideologically. --Smart and Dumber - WSJ.com

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 14, 2011 8:59 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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That WSJ article refers to Ross Douthat as a conservative. Wow. Hoodathunkit.
(I guess this is a epiphany or something.)

Posted by: ed in texas at December 14, 2011 11:46 AM


Posted by: Peccable at December 14, 2011 4:30 PM

Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?

Posted by: Scott M at December 15, 2011 2:46 AM

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