March 13, 2019

This is exactly right.”

A lot of current events can be understood once you realize that degrees from prestigious universities function in our society in a manner similar to titles of nobility in traditional European society. And whatever his faults, President Trump was elected by speaking for and to the modern equivalents of peasants or serfs. Much of the opposition (I almost said “unhinged opposition”) he has faced derives from people who see his election as a threat to their status and class.


One Response to “Nobility”

  1. henryatfpreview Says:

    I believe you might find it interesting to read the works of Peter Turchin, a scientist working in the field of quantitative history called cliodynamics.

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