[Intellectual appeasement] is an attempt to apologize for his intellectual
concerns and to escape from the loneliness of a thinker by professing that his
thinking is dedicated to some social-altruistic goal. It is an attempt that
amounts to the wordless equivalent of the plea: “I’m not an outsider! I’m your
friend! Please forgive me for using my mind—I’m using it only in order to
serve you!” . . . An intellectual appeaser surrenders morality, the realm of
values, in order to be permitted to use his mind.