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Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?:…

Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?: Confronting 21st Century…

by Frank Furedi

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This author addresses issues in a contemporary and timely manner. This book is no exception. Succinct and thought-provoking as ever. ( )
  atyson | Jul 27, 2006 |
In his latest book, Frank Furedi argues that genuine intellectuals have largely disappeared from the public sphere - paradoxically, given that we supposedly live in a knowledge economy supported by an expanding higher education sector. The result is that potential intellectuals have taken up other, narrower, roles e.g. lobbyists, policy-advisers. This has impoverished public life. Furedi identifies the causes of this decline; the bureaucratisation of the university; reverse snobbishness; obsession with inclusiveness and relevance at all costs. In the final chapter he suggest where we should go from here.
  antimuzak | Dec 4, 2005 |
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The Intellectual is an endangered species. In place of such figures as Bertrand Russell, Raymond Williams or Hannah Arendt - people with genuine learning, breadth of vision and a concern for public issues - we now have only facile pundits, think-tank apologists, and spin doctors. In the age of the knowledge economy, we have somehow managed to combine the widest ever participation in higher education with the most dumbed-down of cultures. In this urgent and passionate book, Frank Furedi explains the essential contribution of intellectuals both to culture and to democracy - and why we need to recreate a public sphere in which intellectuals and the general public can talk to each other again.

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In this new edition, Frank Fedi sustains the debate on the role of intellectuals in our society with a candid and hard-hitting response to his critics.

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