Pseudo-Intellectualism

Tom Wolfe by Henry Leutwyler

Tom Wolfe by Henry Leutwyler

“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)