Quote Of The Day — November 9, 2013

The largest cultural menace in America is the conformity of the intellectual cliques which, in education as well as the arts, are out to impose upon the nation their modish fads and fallacies, and have nearly succeeded in doing so. In this cultural issue, we are, without reservations, on the side of excellence (rather than “newness”) and of honest intellectual combat (rather than conformity).

William F. Buckley — “Our Mission Statement” in National Review (19 November 1955)


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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — November 9, 2013

  1. Hardnox says:

    He described Left vs. Right perfectly.

  2. And to think that was written almost sixty years ago. Says something about the maturity of our political and educational systems~!
    Thanks, ‘Nox.

  3. Clyde says:

    Once the left gets stuck on stupid, NOTHING moves them off it. Great quote.

  4. Kathy says:

    Honest intellectual combat?? Impossible!

    • NOT between EQUALS,,, but only a fool can win an argument with a fool. No sane and logical person / entity can. The wise ones walk away, and leave the fool to drown in his own muck