Daily Archives: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Niebuhr on what the privileged spend a lot of their available time doing

Matt Yglesias at Think Progress notes a wonderful Niebuhr quote:

Since inequalities of privilege are greater than could possibly be defended rationally, the intelligence of privileged groups is usually applied to the task of inventing specious proofs for the theory that universal values spring from, and that general interests are served by, the special privileges which they hold.