[Ads-l] elite, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 24 22:58:16 UTC 2015


Surely we're familiar with the relatively recent right-wing populist use of
"elites" as a disparaging term.  OED isn't.

I find a useful citation I jotted on a scrap of paper within the past three
or four months. It comes from a recent TV show, though I can't say
precisely what:

"The elites - the press, Harvard, the East Coast establishment."

JL

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