29 Jun '12, 6am
"Rise of the pseudo-intellectuals" is on @LoyarBurok - already getting brickbats haha!
This article first appeared in The Star’s iPad edition on 28 June 2012. Is faux smart today’s faux pas? My initial idea for the column this week was to write about Article 5 of the Federal Constitution — whether the right to life provided for by the Article included the right to die vis a vis suicide and euthanasia. I had conducted the research and prepared myself to write the article. I would have embarked upon the article if not for an intervening event that occurred between my original plan and the writing of this article. That intervening event was a series of e-mail exchanges. The topic of the e-mail thread is of little importance for this article; suffice to say it was about some highbrow matter of national and global importance. You know the sort; global warming, racism, meaning of religion and the like. Matters which the everyday Joe would not normally discuss. But...