The Aca-demise of Democracy

Bruce Gatenby
4 min readOct 4, 2021

The academisation of society is destroying democracy

“It follows from the laws of hierarchy that scholars, in so far as they belong to the intellectual middle class, cannot catch sight of the truly great problems and question marks.” Nietzsche, The Joyous Science

In Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift’s 18th century satire, Gulliver visits the flying island of Laputa, which functions like…

Bruce Gatenby

Writing. Literature. Philosophy. Culture. Ph.D. U of AZ. Lifelong expat. “To be without a description of to be.”