I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Do you have an example of a Canadian intellectual who's involved in politics right now?
I would say Stephane Dion was an example of an intellectual in Canadian politics who didn't understand this concept and fell flat on his face for it. Smart guy, terrible leader.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)