The Opium of the Intellectuals [Yet Idiot]

Raymond Aron’s classic freely available here.

One of the causes of the popularity of Marxism among educated people was the fact that in its simple form it was very easy; even Sartre noticed that Marxists are lazy. Indeed, they enjoyed having one key to open all doors, one universally applicable explanation for everything, an instrument that makes it possible to master all of history and economics without actually having to study either.

— Leszek Kolakowski