Thursday, April 24, 2008

Barzun on Elitism

As one who has been greatly influenced by the writings of conservative historian, Jacques Barzun — especially his warnings against “the menace of the untaught — the menace to themselves and to us” — it seems appropriate here to mention a few of his observations about America’s elites. . . .
—Walter C. Uhler, Allegations of “Elitism” Also Brought Down America’s Founding Fathers