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Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?: Confronting 21st Century…
by Frank Furedi
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0826467695, Hardcover)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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