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November 9, 2012

The New Clerisy most closely resembles the First Estate in pre-revolutionary France,

serving as the key organs of enforced conformity, distilling truth for the masses, seeking to regulate speech and indoctrinate youth.

Most of Obama’s group serves, as Bell predicted, a “priestly function” for large portions of the population. This post-industrial profile has shielded the post-industrial elite from the harsh criticism meted out to Wall Street grandees and energy executives by green activists, urban aesthetes, and progressive media outlets. -- Despite the Great Recession, Obama’s New Coalition of Elites Has Thrived | Joel Kotkin

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 9, 2012 9:54 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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