Zero Hedge laying it on the line about the inhabitants of the White Ivory Towers of academia.
"Mao blamed many of China’s problems on weakness, conservatism, bureaucracy and elitist nature of academicians. Throughout the early 1950s, the Party moved to purge counter-revolutionaries: nearly 800,000 deaths, included in the purge were many academicians. By 1956, the intellectual class had been effectively reined in. Mao liked to assault on the intellectual class."