The Intelligentsia is Not Right/Wrong by Default

Rejecting a proposition solely on the grounds that it is the rhetoric of the regime sanctioned intelligentsia is not a compelling counterargument.

The refusal to entertain learning from outside of the academy is to prioritize an institutional process above the pursuit of knowledge.

The rightness, wrongness, or relevant validity of an idea is not a property that is inherently imputed on the basis of who originated it.

To write off an argument on the basis of who made it to make a judgment about a person or group, not a judgment about the argument itself.

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