Two recent articles take on this question of 'What is elitism?' or 'Who are the elites?', stemming from an unmistakable swell of anti-intellectualism in political, social, and aesthetic discourse. Is there a real disconnect? What happened to the "power elite?" Who is actually dictating and public taste and defining social/commercial attitudes? Scholars? critics? or big budget marketers?
NY Times: Defy the Elite! Wait, Which Elite? -by A.O. Scott
n+1: Revolt of the Elites -from the editors of n+1