Tuesday, 11 August 2020

"The intellectuals are more totalitarian in outlook than the common people." ~ Orwell #QotD


"Orwell’s anti-Communism grew not alone out of his historical experience – with his self-acclaimed talent for facing unpleasant facts – but also out of his exposure to intellectuals under political pressure. He repeatedly said that 'the intellectuals are more totalitarian in outlook than the common people'.”
        ~ Joseph Epstein, from his 1990 essay 'The big O: the reputation of George Orwell'

[Hat tip Cafe Hayek]
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