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elitism

Politics the belief that society should be governed by a select group of gifted and highly educated individuals
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Speaking of which, "If one wanted to study intellectual snobbery in America through a single institution, one could scarcely do better than peruse the contents of and contributors to that biweekly journal.
But Lind depicts Raina's subtle intellectual snobbery perfectly, and for Ryan she has written witty lines that prove someone can be whip-smart without being expensively educated.
In this second edition of her study of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, Rooney discusses the intellectual snobbery that makes anything Oprah chooses automatically suspect.
According to Toure, "indigenous" intellectuals such as Schomburg had grown "increasingly disillusioned with his university-trained colleagues for what he judged to be their social and intellectual snobbery, their unrepentant elitism and distance from the common people .
The thing in Stiglitz's article which really struck me as not right was his intellectual snobbery.
Of course, this is neither accurate nor the intention, but if we are to avoid the trap of intellectual snobbery, once again casting its spell and sense of failure on young people, we need to concentrate on three things.
The sneering intellectual snobbery which lies at the root of attacks meted out to Charlotte Church for daring to have the audacity to speak up on behalf of those affected by savage Government cuts is typical of those, like Michael Gove, who think politics is the exclusive domain of ex-Oxbridge green-necks armed with a PPE degree (philosophy, politics and economics).
It is a nice story, both because it suggests the quality of the churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren which were and are to be found in the City of London, and because it confirms the intellectual snobbery of Burlington, who sought perfection only in Italy, in Palladio, and had dismissed the work of Wren and his school.
There is an intellectual snobbery among some women who miss the point about pointless TV.
As someone happily transplanted from there, I see his comments as intellectual snobbery.

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