Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Victor Davis Hanson - Sanity in an Academia

He writes about The Western Disease today at NRO. It's a wonderful essay on the elite's culture of western self-hatred.

Our Western intellectuals are sheltered orchids who are naïve about the world beyond their upscale hothouses. The Western disease of deductive fury at everything the West does provides a sort of psychological relief (without costs) for apparent guilt over privileged circumstances. It is such a strange mixture of faux-populism and aristocratic snobbery. They believe only a blessed few such as themselves have the requisite education or breeding to understand the “real” world of Western pathologies and its victims.

Hey, it's a great, noble pose... and it don't cost nuthin' neither!


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