Roger Horrocks

Roger Horrocks was born in Sandringham in 1941. His latest book of essays looks at the ways in which New Zealand has been “invented and re-invented.” He is an expert on the life and work of artist and filmmaker Len Lye, and founded the film and media studies programme at the University of Auckland.

Jun 27, 2016

The Monday excerpt: Why are New Zealanders so fucking intolerant of anyone with a brain, ie intellectuals?

Intellectuals, according to bigots like Rob Muldoon and old writer Gordon McLauchlan, are mere "ivory tower types", "formerly educated fools". Why are we always hating on smart people?

Read on.

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