There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
~ E.V. Lucas
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in - democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It's not about any of those things now. It's about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.
The commands of democracy are as imperative as its privileges and opportunities are wide and generous. Its compulsion is upon us.