October 24, 2003

"... as soon as a grave question of principle was raised...

   

the scholars were seen to...
leave to their libraries to draw nearer the masses, to involve themselves in life; and the experience has proved that they know how to make themselves heard.
The moral agitation to which these events gave rise has not been extinguished, and I am among those who think that it must not be extinguished."

Emile Durkheim

The Intellectual Elite and Democracy, 1886