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Old 25th February 2021, 09:32 AM   #72
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Trahison des clercs - "treason of the intellectuals : the compromising of integrity by intellectuals who engage in political advocacy." Yeah, seeing a lot of that this century.

I was reminded of it by Hhellpop's eta above. I found this and other interesting expressions in Francis Wheen's "How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered The World"
"Your deepest pools, like your deepest politicians and philosophers, often turn out more shallow than expected." Walter Scott.
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