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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 172 of Rainer Zitelmann’s 2019 book, The Power of Capitalism:

Intellectuals like to think of themselves as unconventional free thinkers swimming against the tide, individualists who detest any form of ‘uncritical’ conformity. In truth, like most people, they typically exhibit a high degree of conformity within their own community of reference. Very few of them have the courage to position themselves on the outside of their own community.