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The Intellectual We Deserve | Current Affairs
"Jordan Peterson’s popularity is the sign of a deeply impoverished political and intellectual landscape… "
book  review  political-correctness  reputation  public-intellectual 
march 2018 by tsuomela
On Public Intellectuals: From the Talmud to Judith Butler — Crooked Timber
"When we talk about public intellectuals, not only are we talking about the audience as a recipient or reader of the text, but we are also, necessarily, talking about the audience as an independent, autonomous, and equally original and creative, co-creator of the text."
public  intellectual  public-intellectual  audience  critical-theory  philosophy  reading  co-creation 
july 2016 by tsuomela
How Intellectuals Create a Public - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"A brilliant essay on the creation of publics, a la Dewey, and two examples of liberal reluctance to call upon mass publics - from Cass Sunstein and Ta-Nehisi Coates."
public  intellectual  public-intellectual  politics  activism  race  nudge 
january 2016 by tsuomela
Niall Ferguson Newsweek Cover - Culture of Public Speaking - Esquire
"The real issue isn't the substance of Ferguson's argument, though, which is shallow and basically exploded by this point in time. It isn't even the question of how such garbage managed to be written and published. It is, rather, why did Ferguson write it? The answer is simple but has profound implications for American intellectual life generally: public speaking."
public-intellectual  pundits  america  speaking  money  corruption 
august 2012 by tsuomela

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