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An intellectual in public

by Alan Wolfe

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Published by The University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Social problems -- United States.,
    • Political culture -- United States.,
    • Right and left (Political science),
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-,
    • United States -- Intellectual life.,
    • United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-386).

      StatementAlan Wolfe.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE885 .W645 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination386 p. ;
      Number of Pages386
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3675615M
      ISBN 100472098659
      LC Control Number2003011963

      The contributors to this career-spanning assessment knew Moynihan as teacher, scholar, and colleague, and they use their diverse interactions with him to paint a picture of an extraordinary thinker with many areas of intellectual concern: social policy, international relations, public works, race relations, and government secrecy.   The panelists discussed the place of the public intellectual in American society. They talked about the influence of intellectuals in political life and the involvement of intellectuals in.

        Public Intellectual makes me feel smarter. Top Podcasts In Books See All. Fresh Air NPR Phoebe Reads a Mystery Criminal Myths and Legends Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser / Bardic The Book Review The New York Times Something Scary Studio71 The New Yorker: Fiction WNYC Studios and The New Yorker Listeners Also Subscribed To See All. Season of the Bitch. Taking this characterisation to be America’s most lasting contribution to the resonance of the term “public intellectual,” one could note that it largely described people who worked outside the academy and indeed outside of large-scale publishing, tending to be self-starting independents or editors of “minority of one”-type magazines.

      Some do their public-intellectual work in prisons, while others do it at book clubs. Some are speakers and analysts, others crunch data for think tanks or social-justice organizations. Mediocre Public Intellectuals The two authors Edward Said and Cynthia Ozick wrote extensively on the issues of academic freedom and public intellectual respectively. Edward Said, expressed his sentiments on the article Identity, Authority and Freedom: the Potentate and the Traveler. While, on the other hand, Cynthia Ozick’s arguments were presented in the article Public and Private.


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