Big Difference

Compare and contrast

John Adams, late 18th century: When writing about politics and the “best” form of government, he referenced Classical literature and the thoughts of many intelligent philosophers.

Intellectual,” early 21th century: Is not able to “refute” arguments and opposing positions (or any position really) without referencing “Star Wars,” “Game of Thrones,” “Harry Potter,” “Lord of the Rings,” or “House of Cards.”

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