Thanks to Briggs for the pointer to John C. Wright.
"I propose the study of a new science, to be called Sophomoronology. It will investigate the pathology of philosophy, that is, this new science will study the causes and reasons behind the death of philosophy."
"The modern intellectual is morally backward and simpleminded hypocrite, afflicted by a death wish and having execrably bad taste in art, no training in logic, and little ability to make even common sense deductions of moral calculation, but his modern self-esteem leads him to believe he is a moral genius as well as an intellectual giant."
You want to know why boys are doing so badly in school? Because the impulse to divine the truth is strong. And yet the System compels young boys to utter responses to questions that are consistently erroneous in their conception of world view. Rather than participate in deception, they opt out.
Of course, we're berated for not playing with dolls.
We're victims of our own paternalism.
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