The Treason of the Elites

PARIS: Elites are insecure everywhere nowadays. Some, if not most, politicians are suspected of corruption. Corporate managers are blamed for seeking short-term and personal profit, not social prosperity. Union bosses are derided for backwardness, intellectuals for seeking fame instead of truth, journalists for pandering. These jibes, paradoxically, go hand-in-hand with efforts to appeal to and rely upon those very same elites.