For the first time in 2,000 years the intellectuals are siding with the people who gave the hemlock to Socrates.

-Julien Benda

Ersatz

Ersatz

is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.