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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


The worst form of elitism is anti-elitism, specifically the urge to keep the products of elite culture away from non-elite groups.

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Leslie said...

It is all caused by elite persons who have been pushed by privilege beyond their natural capacities. So they have these PhDs but really just want to watch tv so they say it is elitist to look at something rabble-rousing like ... Shakespeare. So then they say that their students are not capable of more than tv, that this is not Harvard and we must understand, and so on, and so forth.