"The Marxist Karl Mannheim was presented with a problem: If everybody is determined by their class interest, what about intellectuals? What about Marx, who was obviously a bourgeois type, and so forth. Where do they fit in? His answer was that intellectuals free float. They levitate above the class struggle. So everybody else is determined but we’re free. This is the typical determinist argument: All you guys are determined but I’m not. I’ve somehow broken through and have free will."
"The IRS scandal is not a failure of the system like many claim. This IS the system… the system itself is a failure."
Anyone watching the hearing?