Be Passionately Curious

If intelligence is the destination, then curiosity is the journey

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In Niklas Göke’s very capable think piece “If You’re an Intellectual, Act Like One,” the writer launches a robust defense of intellectuals. Rallying to a cause that’s obviously very close to his heart, he cites instances when he was personally “smart-shamed” by peers. Mr. Göke urges defiance from intellectuals as a valid, justifiable response to…