IN DEFENSE OF ELITISM

R. Scruton / Р. Скратон, перевод Д.В. Крутолапов / translation D. V. Krutolapov

Abstract


Current article of Roger Scruton is considering elitism in terms of positive distinction between people as recognition of their ones through their achievements. Also elitism is considering as necessary element of society that helps it to develop.  However, modern society aims to equality all people and destroying any kind of distinction. This situation leads to devaluation of human contribution to development of society, leads to stagnation.


Keywords


hierarchy; politics; merit; modern society; equality

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