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Wednesday, December 04, 2002
Biases of the Intellectual Class
Here is an interesting article courtesy of mises.org that delves deeply into the creation of the 'intellectual class' and how it was made possible by the advent of capitalism. It also helps explain the roots of the automatic biases against capitalism that are so prevalent today. Here's one of my favorite parts, dealing with the idea of postmodernism:
Postmodernist intellectuals seem not to believe there is a culture-independent truth—which if true, would be a culture-independent truth (what else could it be?). In this way, postmodernism is destroyed by its own internal logic.
Check it out; it's extremely long, but extremely engaging.