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Submission + - Is there a new geek anti-intellectualism? (larrysanger.org) 1

Larry Sanger writes: "Geeks are supposed to be, if anything, intellectual. But it recently occurred to me that a lot of Internet geeks and digerati have sounded many puzzlingly anti-intellectual notes over the past decade, and especially lately. The Peter Thiel-inspired claim that "college is a waste of time" is just the latest example. I have encountered (and argued against) five common opinions, widely held by geeks, that seem headed down a slippery slope. J'accuse: "at the bottom of the slippery slope, you seem to be opposed to knowledge wherever it occurs, in books, in experts, in institutions, even in your own mind." So, am I right? Is there a new geek anti-intellectualism?"
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Is there a new geek anti-intellectualism?

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  • you are confusing anti-intellectualism with anti-authoritarian/establishment. If I hand't read all the piss and vinegar to rile the trolls about anti-intellectualism, I would have thought you were writing a piece on the geeks aversion to authority.

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