In recent decades, new voices have appeared on the contemporary Islamic intellectual map, vying for a place with the now hugely influential Salafi approach to Islam, generally characteristic of Islamism, and that of its traditionalist opponents. These are the voices of new Muslim intellectuals which, taken together, capture an emerging trend in Muslim interpretation.
Furthermore, all the Western politicians, Intellectuals and journalists are obliged to pay homage and bow to the monument that commemorates those allegedly killed in the Nazi concentration camps. In other words, all should acknowledge the veracity of something that has not been proven! This is also one of the propaganda means being applied by the Zionists to portray themselves as the victims of persecution!ali khamenei
The new self-styled social justice Intellectuals and parties do not want an India without castes, they want castes without dharma.ram swarup
Every campus, of course, also has its rabble of young "liberals," who are forever making a din as they "demonstrate" for "world peash," "snivel rights," and the like, and who, if we may judge from their appearance and their yammering, are as afraid of war as they are of soap. I am sure that every student here present fully understands the importance of staying on the good side of the young "Intellectuals" -- I mean the windward side, of course.
Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as Intellectuals.spiro agnew
We mustn't forget how quickly the visions of genius become the canned goods of Intellectuals.Saul Bellow
Most people are not Intellectuals — a fact that Intellectuals have terrible trouble coming to terms with.
...even more ominous ... is the fact that since the Second World War a new kind of intellectual has emerged in large numbers. ... he is only minimally interested in the proper intellectual significance of images and objects. Such people are not really Intellectuals, but visuals ... A visual is more interested in style than in content ... A visual does not feel a rioting crowd being machine-gunned by the police, he simply sees a brilliant news photograph.john fowles
All men are Intellectuals: but not all men have in society the function of Intellectuals.antonio gramsci
Marxism is the opium of the Intellectuals.Edmund Wilson
Everyday I become more convinced, there is no doubt in my mind, as many Intellectuals have said, that it is necessary to transcend capitalism. But capitalism can not be transcended through capitalism itself; it must be done through socialism, true socialism, with equality and justice. I’m also convinced that it is possible to do it under democracy, but not in the type of democracy being imposed by Washington.hugo chávez
Universities are an example of organizations dominated wholly by Intellectuals; yet, outside pure science, they have not been an optimal milieu for the unfolding of creative talents. In neither art, music, literature, technology and social theory, nor planning have the Universities figured as originators or as seedbeds of new talents and energies.Eric Hoffer
The intellectual ... may live for ideas, as I have said, but something must prevent him from living for one idea, from becoming obsessive or grotesque. Although there have been zealots whom we may still regard as Intellectuals, zealotry is a defect of the breed and not of the essence.Richard Hofstadter
The intellectual’s ... playfulness, in its various manifestations, is likely to seem to most men a perverse luxury; in the United States the play of the mind is perhaps the only form of play that is not looked upon with the most tender indulgence. His piety is likely to seem nettlesome, if not actually dangerous. And neither quality is considered to contribute very much to the practical business of life.Richard Hofstadter
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our Intellectuals can't read any poetry.Randall Jarrell
[About loyalty to Judaism] Don't assume, Jewish Intellectuals, that you are doing your duty by working... for so-called Humanity.... You are lighting a fire beneath the open sky, while your own family in your own house is freezing.isaac leib peretz
Complaints about the social irresponsibility of the intellectual typically concern the intellectual’s tendency to marginalize herself, to move out from one community by interior identification of herself with some other community for example, another country or historical period. … It is not clear that those who thus marginalize themselves can be criticized for social irresponsibility. One cannot be irresponsible toward a community of which one does not think of oneself as a member. Otherwise runaway slaves and tunnelers under the Berlin Wall would be irresponsible.richard rorty
We let 50,000 Jewish Intellectuals get across the border. Just as I wanted Lebensraum for Germany, I thought Jews should have a Lebensraum for themselves - outside of Germany.alfred rosenberg
Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing Intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest mission civilizatrice .edward said
It may be expecting too much to expect most Intellectuals to have common sense, when their whole life is based on their being uncommon -- that is, saying things that are different from what everyone else is saying. There is only so much genuine originality in anyone. After that, being uncommon means indulging in pointless eccentricities or clever attempts to mock or shock.thomas sowell
The radical empiricist onslaught... provides the methodological justification for the debunking of the mind by the Intellectuals a positivism which, in its denial of the transcending elements of Reason, forms the academic counterpart of the socially required behavior.
It is not the truth of Marxism that explains the willingness of Intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on Intellectuals, in their attempts to control the world. And since, as Swift says, it is futile to reason someone out of a thing that he was not reasoned into, we can conclude that Marxism owes its remarkable power to survive every criticism to the fact that it is not a truth-directed but a power-directed system of thought.roger scruton
It is not the truth of Marxism that explains the willingness of Intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on Intellectuals, in their attempts to control the world. And since, as Swift says, it is futile to reason someone out of a thing that he was not reasoned into, we can conclude that Marxism owes its remarkable power to survive every criticism to the fact that it is not a truth-directed but a power-directed system of thought.
The radical empiricist onslaught ... provides the methodological justification for the debunking of the mind by the Intellectuals a positivism which, in its denial of the transcending elements of Reason, forms the academic counterpart of the socially required behavior.