the supposed intellectual
Are Humans Too Flawed to Survive the 21st Century?
The Financial Times

many of those Harari criticizes have their supposed “intellectuals,” emphasis on the supposed. It’s like many of the right wing commentators here in the US who are the flag carriers for the Republican party and are reduced to fake news, lies, and bullying because America’s political right is morally and intellectually bankrupt, and so the folks they trot out as “intellectuals” are really only shameless enough to shout others down and grin after the “demolished the libz,” even though they lost the intellectual argument before it ever began.