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Mattwall1 July 27th, 2015 11:36pm

"It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat." Richard Hofstadter

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RoDe Latinus wordsus
07/27/15 4:54 pm

The difference/change probably lying with Andrew Jackson and the beginning of the democratization of the vote. The founders had a much different electorate in the colonies than the post Jackson electorate.

07/27/15 5:10 pm

I can see that, but that would imply anti intellectualism is universal among republican/democratic systems, which isn't, at least in my opinion, the case

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/27/15 6:44 pm

At least some of the "intellectuals" were like McNamara, incompetent buffoons who worked hard to earn every bit of derision they garnered, and then some.

07/28/15 6:54 pm

No, but I think the characters last name may be taken from this person