How does one judge an elite? By virtue of their own accomplishments or by some internal politicking that rewards compliance with an ideological line while punishing deviation and original thought? The latter has been more often the case traditionally and in recent decades. This problem will be corrected when the Ivory Tower once again concerns itself with verifiable study in True Sciences, rather than an isolated fortress, a bastion for ideological rhetoric and too often narcissistic or self loathing "Activism". When this problem is resolved, the Intellectual Elite, will once again be Respected and Admired.
from the article: The honor of the elites must be reestablished