…To understand the behavior of the intelligentsia it is imperative to keep in mind at all times its deliberate detachment from reality: for while the revolutionaries can be ruthlessly pragmatic in exploiting, for tactical purposes, the people’s grievances, their notion of what the people desire is the product of sheer abstraction. Not surprisingly, when they come to power, revolutionary intellectuals immediately seize control of the means of information and institute a tight censorship: for it is only by suppressing free speech that they can impose their “sur-reality” on ordinary people bogged down in the quagmire of facts.
—Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution, Chapter 4
Over at The Other McCain, Stacy McCain has published an insightful post on the way the Democratic Party [ie: Leftist] Mind works.
The post touches on three inter-related subjects and is well worth a read.
This section, I think, is the most powerful…
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