The intellectuals are often the first ones whacked when a totalitarian regime takes the reigns of power, showing that perhaps they aren’t so smart, after all.

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LEFTISM AS PSYCHOPATHY 

By John Ray (M.A.;Ph.D.)

I have shown elsewhere that there can be many causes of Leftism. I have also shown in the same place, however, that although all sorts of different people can be Leftist in one way or another, there would seem to remain a core Leftist type — seen at its clearest among Leftist academics and intellectuals. Although such people form only a small fraction of the total population, their influence and their grasp on the levers of power in the media, in the bureaucracy, in the universities and, at times, in politics, make what they think, say and do very important indeed. And it is my contention that this type is eerily reminiscent of a well-known psychiatric category: The psychopath. So the ULTIMATE explanation for…

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