TED Gets its Comeuppance — At Long Last

One of the most irritating trends of the last decade or so is the cottage industry that has formed around self-styled (and inevitably left-leaning) intellectuals, a fad that inevitably finds them convening in places like Aspen or Davos (what’s the life of the mind, after all, without a little Dom Perignon?). At the top of this list is TED, a series of lectures where mid-level minds demonstrate their profundity by conjuring futurescapes out of whole cloth and not wearing neckties. If you’ve ever…

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