La Trahison des Clercs
Julien Benda deliberately made this title ambiguous, so I will translate it here "the malice of the experts." In an online New York Times article of February 5, 2020, titled "Draft Executive Order Would Give Trump a New Target: Modern Architectural Design," referring to a proposed executive order, "Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again," which "favors classical design for buildings in Washington" and has "drawn opposition from architects," the authors quote Roger K. Lewis, an architect and professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland: "At the most fundamental level it's a complete constraint on freedom of expression." Marion Smith, also an architect . . .
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