Intellectuals
  • Author : Paul Johnson
  • Release Date : 13 October 2009
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780061871474
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Book excerpt: "Johnson revels in all the wicked things these great thinkers have done...great fun to read." — New York Times Book Review A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.

Intellectuals

Intellectuals

Author : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Johnson revels in all the wicked things these great thinkers have done...great fun to read." — New York Times Book Review A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, ...

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Academics as Public Intellectuals

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Pub
Genre : Social Science
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As public intellectuals academics formulate specialized knowledge to become understandable and relevant for people outside of the specialty. There are two main forms of such intellectual activity: dissemination and debating. Scientific knowledge is a cultural value in its own right and also of importance in public discourse. Due to the ...

African Intellectuals in 19th and Early 20th Century

African Intellectuals in 19th and Early 20th Century

Author : Mcebisi Ndletyana
Publisher : Human Sciences Research Council
Genre : History
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Introducing the lives and works of five exceptional African intellectuals in the former Cape colony, this unique history focuses on the pioneering roles played by these coarchitects of South African modernity and the contributions they made in the fields of literature, poetry, politics, religion, and journalism. Offering an in-depth look ...

Public Intellectuals

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
Genre : Current Events
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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 ...

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Author : Thomas Sowell
Publisher : Basic Books
Genre : Political Science
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Intellectuals and Race is a radical book in the original sense of one that goes to the root of the problem. The role of intellectuals in racial strife is explored in an international context that puts the American experience in a wholly new light. The views of individual intellectuals have ...

Intellectuals and Society

Intellectuals and Society

Author : Thomas Sowell
Publisher : Basic Books
Genre : Political Science
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The influence of intellectuals is not only greater than in previous eras but also takes a very different form from that envisioned by those like Machiavelli and others who have wanted to directly influence rulers. It has not been by shaping the opinions or directing the actions of the holders ...

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
Genre : History
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Who are the new Chinese intellectuals? In the wake of the crackdown on the 1989 democracy movement and the rapid marketization of the 1990s, a novel type of grassroots intellectual emerged. Instead of harking back to the traditional role of the literati or pronouncing on democracy and modernity like 1980s public ...

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : Political Science
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Fascism has traditionally been characterized as irrational and anti-intellectual, finding expression exclusively as a cluster of myths, emotions, instincts, and hatreds. This intellectual history of Italian Fascism--the product of four decades of work by one of the leading experts on the subject in the English-speaking world--provides an alternative account. A. ...

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Genre : Philosophy
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The Rise of the Early Christian Intellectual

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Author : Lewis Ayres,H. Clifton Ward
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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The study of the growth of early Christian intellectual life is of perennial interest to scholars. This volume advances discussion by exploring ways in which Christian writers in the second century did not so much draw on Hellenistic intellectual traditions and models, as they were inevitably embedded in those traditions. ...