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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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Attending my first NCHC conference in 1988, I had a keen desire to learn how other honors directors dealt with the elitism charge.
Amassing an enormous amount of testimony, if not evidence, Allen examines a long list of Opus Dei's alleged offenses, including its social elitism, secrecy, nefarious influence in the Vatican, conservative secular politics, manipulative methods of indoctrination, gruesome physical mortifications, pursuit of wealth, and sexist treatment of women.
Ergo, attrition is inherently unfair and an intolerable form of elitism.
Privacy--as the rich and famous know--is the ultimate luxury, the last bastion of elitism in the increasingly democratized and overpopulated world of travel.
He touches, for example, on youth, attitudes towards death, elitism and social stratification, and the place of women in society, all areas he has written on elsewhere.
Higher education shed the German tradition of elitism and became egalitarian.
If they want to limit the numbers of horses that work, then I can understand occasionally cutting back, but this smacks of elitism and snobbery - and I assure you I have nothing against Jonjo.
We're trying to get elitism out of ballet," Nunn says.
But in the struggle to achieve greater diversity, program organizers have had to guard against the perception of intellectual elitism.
The spirit of American democracy is opposed to elitism.
Characterizing them simply as conflicts between assimilationism and black nationalism, elitism and anti-elitism, or even cosmopolitanism and pluralism would not do them justice.
It starts with three friends with deeply personal agendas to condemn fascism, elitism, classicism, racism and sexism.