Because dictators have the intellectuals killed, not the farmers.
There was a period when intellectuals believed and spoke openly of the idea that the "breeding" of the "unfit" should be limited.
As for the revolutionary " intellectuals," without the lever of agrarian discontent they In 1897 only 15% of the population were engaged in commerce or industry, including the work-people.
(q.v.) himself had given him a worthy place among the intellectuals of the country.
The growing disposition of the bourgeois and artisan classes, not in the large towns only, to imitate the intellectuals in desiring to live in closer touch with the rest of Europe as regards social, economic, scientific and political progress, embittered the struggle between the forces of Liberalism and those of Catholicism, powerfully entrenched in the affections of the women and the illiterate masses of the peasantry.