Antedating of "Intelligentsia"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 26 03:50:08 UTC 2006

intelligentsia (OED 1907)

1905 _N.Y. Times_ 24 Apr. 2 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Such spokesmen of reaction as Prince Mestchersky ... are again boldly
proclaiming the doctrine of repression, characterizing the
Constitutionalists and "Intelligentsia" as lunatics.

Fred Shapiro

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