Job Snobs

In this week’s Takimag column, Theodore Dalrymple explores various forms of snobbery and emphasizes the need—in fact, our duty—to pass judgment in order to uphold the good, the true, and the beautiful in our world.

The trouble is that snobbery toward the unambitious overvalues ambition as a human characteristic, and thereby helps to usher in the regime of ambitious mediocrities, or even sub-mediocrities, under which we now live. There is nothing wrong with mediocrity, it is indeed very necessary; but it is harmful when allied with ambition.

2 thoughts on “Job Snobs

  1. Carl Wells

    Good day David Seri,
    Off topic:
    I would like to get a brief message to Theodore Dalrymple. Details if necessary. Thank you for your assistance.
    Carl Wells


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