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- n. Plural form of nonintellectual.
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Today's conservatives prefer the company of anti-intellectuals who know how to exploit nonintellectuals, as Sarah Palin does so masterfully. 16 The dumbing-down they have long lamented in our schools they are now bringing to our politics, and they will drag everyone and everything along with them.
Intellectuals tend to know more history and more culture in some cases, more science in others, than nonintellectuals.
By and large our intellectuals live their lives entirely free of even the briefest consideration in the national press, which is far too busy with nonintellectuals such as Jade Goody and Giles Coren.
Not that they are necessarily closer to the truth than nonintellectuals, but, at the present time, they have knowledge, a mode of thought ” psychoanalytic or sociological, for example ” that allows them to reach a certain level of understanding of themselves and others that people who are not intellectuals do not usually reach.