I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
It's no coincidence that Sowell and the conservative Heritage Foundation are so opposed to "intellectuals." This reflects a decade-old bias against professors by conservatives. Interestingly, today's NYT has an article about liberalism among academics, and part of their reputation comes from conservatives themselves. Opposition to intellectuals in government was a trope for mid-century conservatives:Professor Is a Label That Leans to the Left - NYTimes.com“Conservatives weren’t just expressing outrage,” Mr. Gross said, “they were also trying to build a conservative identity.” They defined themselves in opposition to the New Deal liberals who occupied the establishment’s precincts. Hence Buckley’s quip in the early 1960s: “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.”
Sowell really wasn't going into much sociology or saying that intellectualism is bad. He was just saying that intellectuals should know their limits. Their not Gods.