Grey philistines taking over our universities

“The anti-intellectuals running Irish universities claim, falsely, to be businessmen running enterprises. In independent Ireland, in times of tranquillity, intellectuals were commonly dispensed with. The views of economists, novelists, playwrights, sociologists, historians, and independent writers were ignored. Calamity had people fleeing to the arms of Mother Church rather than seeking the advice of lay intellectuals …” (more)

[Tom Garvin, Irish Times, 1 May]

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