Tuesday, August 31, 2021


The Contest Between Intelligence and Stupidity

Gilbert Murray (1866-1957), Euripides and His Age (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1913), pp. 47-48:
In every contest that goes on between Intelligence and Stupidity, between Enlightenment and Obscurantism, the powers of the dark have this immense advantage: they never understand their opponents, and consequently represent them as always wrong, always wicked, whereas the intelligent party generally makes an effort to understand the stupid and to sympathize with anything that is good or fine in their attitude.

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