intelligentsia

[n] - an educated and intellectual elite
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intelligentsia

In 19th-century Russia, a section of the middle class, including lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and some officers, who advocated the adoption of Western ideas as a cure for the country's...
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intelligentsia

clerisy noun an educated and intellectual elite
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intelligentsia

(from the article `Lenin, Vladimir Ilich`) The principal obstacle to the acceptance of Marxism by many of the Russian intelligentsia was their adherence to the widespread belief of the ... [11 related articles]
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intelligentsia

intelligentsia The most intelligent, intellectual, or highly educated members of a society or community, especially those who are interested in the arts, literature, philosophy, and politics.
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Intelligentsia

The intelligentsia, from intellegentia (inteligencja, интеллигенция, pron) is a social class of people engaged in complex mental labour aimed at disseminating culture. This therefore might include everyone from artists to school teachers. Intelligentsia is the subject of active polemics concerning its own role in the development of mo...
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