Thursday, January 6, 2011

The New Sophists

Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Business Daily
In classical Athens, public life became dominated by clever and smart-sounding sophists. These mellifluous "really wise guys" made money and gained influence by their rhetorical boasts to "prove" the most amazing "thinkery" that belied common sense.We are living in a new age of sophism -- but without a modern equivalent of Socrates to remind the public just how silly our highly credentialed and privileged new rhetoricians can often sound. Receive news alertsTake California, which is struggling with a near-record wet and snowy winter. Flooding spreads in the...


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