“It’s difficult to overstate how completely young intellectuals have been betrayed by their education. They think of themselves as politically knowledgable and committed, but their political vocabulary, and indeed the entire conceptual structure associated with it, could be written on an index card. They are completely incompetent to deal with the complexities of any real-world situation, which would be sad if they were the only people who suffered from their ignorance, but, alas, they make other people suffer too, so their ignorance is tragic. They are often highly intelligent people, but they have been so badly educated, they are so completely deficient in actual knowledge, that they might as well be dumb as a sack of rocks."– Alan Jacobs