Vantage Points: Intellectuals and Politics
by Hans J. Morgenthau - 1967
This nation owes its very existence, its institutions, and its ethos to a rare conjunction of intellectuality and power. The rejection of the independent intellectuals by the powers-that-be in contemporary America would be unwise and self-defeating in any case but is particularly so in the case of America; for it cuts off the political sphere from its vital historic roots of wisdom and ultimate success.
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