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Triumph of the Thought Leader

… and the Eclipse of the Public Intellectual

© Kevin Van Aelst

April 06, 2017 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

It is the best of times for Thought Leaders. It is the worst of times for Public Intellectuals. It is the most confusing of times for those of us in the academy.

Let me unpack these terms. Public Intellectuals are experts, often academics, who are...

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