The Sins of the Educated Class

David Brooks The New York Times June 6, 2024 Link


Reflecting on a personal journey from a young leftist reading early 20th-century political magazines to observing the ideological shifts in contemporary elite universities, the author explores how progressive movements have transitioned from the working class to higher education. Initially inspired by historical labor movements and figures like John Reed and Frances Perkins, the author notes a significant ideological shift towards progressivism, particularly in elite academic institutions, where a majority of students now identify as progressive, a trend that starkly contrasts with the political leanings of today’s working-class vote
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