Wednesday, January 08, 2003
But Why Do Anti-Intellectuals Love the Right?

Andrew Sullivan, who yanked some parchment from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, today cites a piece from Robert Nozick on why intellectuals have long displayed a greater affinity with the left than with the right.

Don’t bother. Neither Nozick nor Sullivan has anything to say that we haven’t read since the subject emerged amid the birth of modernism. (Makes me wonder whether Sullivan reads anything other than Paul Krugman these days.)

Of course, the question Sullivan doesn’t ask, perhaps because it hits just a little too close to home, is why anti-intellectuals love the right wing and why the right wing is just fine with that, thank you very much.


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