Ed Driscoll

IN DEFENSE OF ELITISM: Jonah

IN DEFENSE OF ELITISM: Jonah Goldberg says we need it. I think he’s right. Read the whole thing, including this excerpt:

It’s an old fable that the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist. Today, the prevailing elite has pulled off a similar trick. It has convinced the world that only the ignorant, the unlearned, and the unsophisticated believe there are capital-T Truths; worthwhile standards for merit, beauty, or art; and bright-line distinctions between right and wrong. They’ve done all of this, mind you, while preserving their own privileged status for making such pronouncements