That is the title of Yale Computer Science professor David Gelernter’s new book.
David Gelernter was a victim of the Unabomber, losing most of one hand when he opened a package mailed to him by Ted Kaczynski. His book Drawing Life resulted from that experience. He also wrote the excellent Judaism: A Way of Being.
The thesis of Professor Gelernter’s latest book is described as follows on its Amazon page:
In this refreshingly judgmental book, David Gelernter connects the historical dots to reveal a stealth revolution carried out by post-religious globalist intellectuals who, by and large, “can’t run their own universities or scholarly fields, but are very sure they can run you.” These imperial academics have deployed their students into the top echelon of professions once monopolized by staid and steady WASPs. In this simple way, they have installed themselves as the new designated drivers of American culture.
Imperial academics live in a world of theory; they preach disdain for mere facts and for old-fashioned fact-based judgments like true or false. Schoolchildren are routinely taught theories about history instead of actual history—they learn, for example, that all nations are equally nice except for America, which is nearly always nasty.
With academic experts to do our thinking for us, we’ve politely shut up and let second-raters take the wheel. In fact, we have handed the keys to the star pupil and teacher’s pet of the post-religious globalist intellectuals, whose election to the presidency of the United States constituted the ultimate global group hug.
Lou Dobbs likes this book a lot, and he interviews Gelernter on Fox Business: