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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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We need to get rid of intellectual snobbery. There is no such distinction as lay, professional, or non-professional in the New Testament.
There's not a whole lot of intellectual snobbery going on here.
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 ...
Every question answered, every answer concise; written sentences crafted intelligently, yet lacking intellectual snobbery: nothing is superfluous, nothing is affected.
The love affair soured with the succeeding generation of auteurs, who turned their backs on Hollywood with a certain intellectual snobbery. Now a new generation of French filmmakers is learning to love American cinema all over again.
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.
which came to typify official Soviet journalism." She also betrays a certain intellectual snobbery. The Soviet government's agents could be "primitive" and "unintelligent lieutenants of Leninism," whereas a Berlin hotel housing the refugees contained "half the brains of tsarist Russia." And when she writes that although the "agents were not always very bright, amongst the intelligentsia there was not much scope for being clever at their expense because Lenin's political police had such a powerful hold on the country," she suggests that her subjects shared her attitude.
At times he is openly derogatory about what he considers to be intellectual snobbery. This crass language succeeds in conveying the point, however, as his definition of facticity shows; 'You are an ugly geek, with a laughably small penis and an IQ of 73, too bad mate, it's your facticity.'
Yet, the easy claim of intellectual snobbery is never just a straw man or a relic of distant reception theory.
The passer-by was supposed to know that scholarship required a respectful silence, and if a certain intellectual snobbery was implied, so be it.
"My snobbery," he sighs, "is of a different kind, the kind I think of as intellectual snobbery."

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