Wall Street Journal Review
Groupthink in the Ivory Tower, Wall Street Journal. Barton Swaim (Dec15)
How did an ideology supposedly predicated on struggle and revolution become the worldview of tenured professors with hefty pension plans?
In 1985, the English philosopher and polymath Roger Scruton published a book titled “Thinkers of the New Left” in which he systematically exposed the bogus intellectual underpinnings of 14 leftist intellectuals, among them Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault, György Lukács and Eric Hobsbawm.