Spiked: Our scolding elites

How the professional-managerial class presents its power over the working class as moral superiority.

A denunciation of the credentialed elite class that serves capitalism while insisting on its own progressive heroismReview on Spiked: ‘We must be heretics’, says Catherine Liu in her new book, Virtue Hoarders. ‘We should blaspheme.’ Her call for sacrilege is directed against the pieties of the professional-managerial class (PMC), which dominates ‘political organisations, publishing, media, private foundations, think tanks, and the university’. This is a class ‘convinced of its own unassailable position as comprising the most advanced people the earth has ever seen’; insistent on ‘its ability to do ordinary things in extraordinary, fundamentally superior and more virtuous ways’.