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    • 23.10.07 | 05:29 (IST)

    and in this neck of the woods it is populist culture that rules. Part of the problem is the attitude of the doctors and other academics that the ordinary public come into contact with on a daily basis. They hold themselves high, patronize the working class. Talk a non-every day version of Hebrew. This situation use to exist in other countries, until higher education was made available to a larger section of the public, and stopped being something special. The day when mothers will stop boasting "my sons at university" will be the day when all this snobbery from the academics, and reverse snobbery from the rank and file will be the day when this problem will have ended.

    from the article: The honor of the elites must be reestablished
    First published 00:00 22.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.10.07
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