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What does IE stand for?

IE stands for Intellectual Elites

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And with the rise of shock radio and television, they have found a large, popular audience that eagerly absorbs their contempt for intellectual elites.
The first generation of American historians to try to reach women took the field of Venetian Renaissance at its then current state, with its study of political and intellectual elites, and tried to hear women's voices.
Comment: The people in charge--faculty, college administrators, trustees, other intellectual elites, and (judging by what they do) the bishops--do not believe what they need to believe to restore Catholic education to the colleges: that a Catholic education is better because the faith is true.
As John Miller of National Review points out in his insightful book ``The Unmaking of Americans,'' our modern institutions in America and many of our intellectual elites often put more emphasis on ``E Pluribus'' than on the ``Unum.