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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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After all, elitist Soros has given some $18bn to his Open Society Foundation, which oversees dozens of organisations across Europe which have the objectives of promoting a globalist agenda of open borders, free trade and liberal democratic values.
The more the elitists disapproved, the more the hoi polloi embraced their reputed trash.
People who tend toward an elitist world view are more inclined to judge white male researchers as more credible, while people who ascribe to egalitarian beliefs are the opposite: theyre more likely to judge women or people of colour as more credible researchers.
They spearhead a relatively small band of elitist "haves" as opposed to a vast majority of "have-nots".
Hoping to span the gap between his donor base and the voting bloc that has continued to elude him throughout the primaries, Obama attempted to justify to an urban liberal audience the cultural attitudes and habits of rural and small-town voters and was rightly pilloried as an elitist for his efforts.
The elitist bad guys are easy to spot - they're a clutch of shrivelled, high-culture snobs, whose fingerwagging disapproval makes the pleasure-affirming adventures of our pro-Pop protagonists that much more compelling.
And who were those elitists who allegedly hijacked Vatican II for their own narrow purposes?
that artists are elitists or art institutions exclusionary.
PBS still presents full-length opera (so does Bravo), but the direction in which it is leading its viewers' appreciation of opera singers - to Dodger Stadium, where The Three Tenors can belt out Broadway show tunes - has disturbed genuine elitists.
We are at once elitists and democrats, critics of and purveyors of the American dream.
For without a European-type aristocracy to influence and a ballot box to block their natural tendencies at social and economic engineering, the elitists amon gour academics have been, to large degree, held in check.
We urge them to find out for themselves and most assuredly, to not put their faith in self-serving leaders or elitists.