Intellectual covering

Intellectual cover is a usually negative term for sophisticated arguments provided by members of the intelligentsia to bolster a particular viewpoint, and thereby help it gain respectability. Usually the viewpoint is one that a supporter leaned toward anyway, but needed arguments to help him justify to others.More at Wikipedia

Related References

Feng, C.. (2005). The Death of the Concerned Intellectual?. PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies

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