Year 1920: “It was in the seminal 1920s that the strong strain of snobbery, so pervasive among today’s gentry liberals [think of former Secretary of State John Kerry], first defined the then nascent ideology of liberalism.” ─ The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page xi.
Year 1935: “…their arguments [American Elites] had filtered down from academia and from intellectual periodicals through the reading public to the broad lowlands of popular sentiment. The Road to War [by Walter Millis, 1935] was a bestseller, with sixty thousand copies in print by 1936. A few months later Gallup reported that 70 percent of Americans thought it had been wrong to enter the First World War. Meanwhile, Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese were rising in power.” ― Remembered Past; On History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge, by John Lukacs, Chapter I, Page 145, edited by Mark G. Malvasi and Jeffrey O. Nelson, ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware, © 2005 ISI Books.
Today: “I honor the past but think only of the future, while all the little Communist or Fascist [or Progressive] intellectuals think only of the present, which is to say, of themselves.” ― Bernanos: An Ecclesial Existence, by Hans Urs Von Balthasar, A Communio Book, © 1996 Ignatius Press, San Francisco, ISBN 0-89870-576-2, Page 39.