One does not become a public intellectual
just by writing historical
Chapter 1 overviews the qualities and role of the public intellectual
who used Enlightenment standards of reasoned argument to assume a neutral, or objective, arguer ("de-converted" stance in Joeckel's term) who used logical discourse to carefully move through an argument and that by doing so, the argument could be acceded on solely rational grounds.
From the great rift that has emerged between the United States (US) and much of the international community in a post-9/11 social and political landscape, a disquieting thread of schisms concerning America's political ideologies, democratic deliberation, communication and societal discourse, have seen the academy and public intellectuals
seed the conditions for the adoption of the general view that the US is in decline.
Our analysis of public intellectual
debates in Canada follows earlier research on the elite public sphere of the United States that analyzed intellectual attributions of public intellectual
status (Townsley 2006).
A Teacher-scholars: Public Intellectuals
and Educational Leaders
Jagdish Bhagwati is a leading economist of international trade--many think the world's leader in the field--and also a public intellectual
and evangelical free trader.
It is particularly striking to read, in the wake of the 2000 election, a book about a third party Presidential candidate who denounced the two lookalike, corporate-dominated parties, who was accused of stealing votes from the Democrats, who was a public intellectual
and policy expert advocating protections for ordinary citizens against the predations of global capitalism, who wore rumpled suits, was a workaholic, a visionary, ill-at-ease in snobby Washington society, who galvanized the left, infuriated liberals, and ultimately got 2.
Canada's greatest public intellectual
was George Woodcock - anarchist, literary critic, historian, playwright, travel writer, essayist, biographer of Kropotkin, author of works on figures from Gandhi, Huxley, and Orwell to the great Metis leader Gabriel Dumont.
It is from this role as a public intellectual
more than as an innovative theoretical thinker that Bettelheim deserves this full biography.
The final essay, written by Humphrey McQueen, most directly confronts the notion of the public intellectual
These suggestions may come as a surprise to those who remember the charismatic, sometimes brash, and younger Niebuhr and the low-key, ever-polite Dewey as very different personalities whose intellectual clashes formed one of the livelier chapters in the history of American public intellectual
Because Judt was a public intellectual
who wrote extensively about other public intellectuals
, his thoughts on his peers are doubly fascinating.
Juan Ricardo Cole is a public intellectual
, prominent blogger and essayist, and the Richard P.
The Black Power Movement of the 1960s gave rise to the emergence of the Black Public Intellectual
, led to the institutionalization of the Black Academic and inspired a renewed surge of Black intellectualism surrounding the introduction of hip hop scholarship in the 1990s.
It's a remarkable encounter, and Ajami's account of it shows him at his best the American public intellectual
uniquely equipped, by background and learning, to explain the intricacies of Arab politics to American readers.