From the above understanding of intellectuals, we can see that intellectuals are people that the society views as elites and their opinion are seen to matter. In society, these are people who are sought out to give their opinion based on their reasoning on various matters pertaining to the society. It is therefore not astonishing that this topic on whether the intellectuals in society have an obligation to fight evil has been of interest in various discussions. Very many people have raised their views, some against while some agree that the intellectuals should be obligated to fighting evil (Basov, 2010).