Summary of Archons and Acolytes: An Academic Power Elite’s Assault on Basic Values and Institutions

  • Clarence Walton
Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 11)


When essential institutions of society are in disarray, intellectuals feel an irresistible urge to step beyond their fields of expertise to become archons not only of academic disciplines but of public policies as well. Often their brashness and their brilliance leads judges and bureaucrats, legislators and presidents, clerics and journalists to become the archons’ acolytes in a holy war of reform.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

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  • Clarence Walton

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