“You’re not going to find many traditional judges who can lead you any longer, since they now wander helplessly, bemused by the willful ignorance of that bizarre twentieth-century organism, the intellectual. You’re going to have to make the crucial judgments yourselves. But you are among the very handful of those who can do it.”
– Tom Wolfe (from his commencement speech at Boston University in 2000.
(H/T to Maria Popova at Brain Pickings)