The only real freedom is freedom from nature. And the only real knowledge is power. So those who liberate us from nature through the generation of power are the most free and rational among us. That might mean that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are the most liberally educated Americans. That fact--if it is a fact--should chasten professors of philosophy and the humanities and such who mistakenly dismiss them as pretty clueless nerds. Bill and Mark, our professor of liberal education claim, don't know spit about love and death or the beatiful and the good or true pride and genuine humility etc. The Social Network should at least cause us to wonder about Bill and Mark's wisdom and virtue--and the wisdom and virtue of our techno-meritocrats in general these days.
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