Public Intellectuals

Public Intellectuals
Author : Richard A. POSNER
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Total Pages : 456
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN 10 : 9780674042278
ISBN 13 : 0674042271
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Intellectuals Book Description:

In this timely book, the first comprehensive study of the modern American public intellectual--that individual who speaks to the public on issues of political or ideological moment--Richard Posner charts the decline of a venerable institution that included worthies from Socrates to John Dewey. Leveling a balanced attack on liberal and conservative pundits alike, he describes the styles and genres, constraints and incentives, of the activity of public intellectuals and offers modest proposals for improving the quality of public discussion in America today. This paperback edition contains a new preface and and a new epilogue.

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