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April 12, 2014

"Now the world is run by sophists."

They think that because they read a few books about people who were great that they are great in their turn.

There are two problems with this surmise. One, the people they think were great probably weren't. Secondly, most people are incapable of much more than misremembering and misunderstanding the twaddle they read anyway, because education isn't very rigorous anymore. If you think the world's business is decided by simply choosing wisely between John Galt and Noam Chomsky, I don't know what to say to you. Mozart is never going to show up on American Idol. Sippican Cottage: The 3-6-3 Rule Rules. Well, It Used To

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 12, 2014 2:45 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Sophists, eh? They wouldn't know a burning bush if it blew up in their face.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 13, 2014 9:11 AM

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