"Isn’t this a selective institution where one advances through classes to attain degrees, where even the faculty have ranks reflecting experience and expertise? Aren’t you part of an elite simply by being here, and aren’t you here in order to join an even more exclusive elite?" Benjamin Paloff asks students in his article in The Chronicle Review.

Paloff, an associate professor of comparative literature and Slavic languages and literatures, discusses elitism, populism and intellectualism in "Populists and the Perversion of Academic Expertise." Click here to read the article.