Why the Intelligentcia Pay No Price for Being WrongSubmitted by Chris Simoleonski on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 15:34
Thomas Sowell on Why the Intelligentsia Pay No Price for Being Wrong
S: Well, if you come up with a lot of wrong ideas and pay a price for it, you’re forced to think about it and to change your ways or else get eliminated. But there is no such test. The only test for most intellectuals is whether other intellectuals go along with them. And if they all have a wrong idea, then it becomes invincible.
R: Tom, you’re coming pretty close to saying that intellectuals aren’t very smart.
S: [Laughs.] They are very smart in very limited areas. And they don’t realize [it]. That’s the problem.