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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/12179/eggheads-through-history/

Eggheads through History

March 15, 2010 by

The management of the state will come into the hands not of the professors and their fellow intellectuals but of the practical politicians who understand the techniques of acquiring, retaining, and managing power. FULL ARTICLE by John T. Flynn


Barry Loberfeld March 15, 2010 at 8:28 am


[T]he People’s State of Marx … will not content itself with administering and governing the masses politically, as all governments do today. It will also administer the masses economically, concentrating in the hands of the State the production and division of wealth, the cultivation of land, the establishment and development of factories, the organization and direction of commerce, and finally the application of capital to production by the only banker — the State. All that will demand an immense knowledge and many heads “overflowing with brains” in this government. It will be the reign of scientific intelligence, the most aristocratic, despotic, arrogant, and elitist of all regimes. There will be a new class, a new hierarchy of real and counterfeit scientists and scholars, and the world will be divided into a minority ruling in the name of knowledge, and an immense ignorant majority. And then, woe unto the mass of ignorant ones!

skeptical citizen March 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Uncanny how progressive intellectuals could lead civilization into an earthly paradise if only they could convince everybody on earth to agree with each other about everything!

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