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Triumph of the Thought Leader … and the Eclipse of the Public Intellectual

The supply of intellectuals has increased far beyond the academy, so that promoting ideas in the public sphere has become big business.


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Longing for a Past That Never Was

In his final book, Zygmunt Bauman turned his attention to the current nostalgic mood.

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Racisme?

French intellectuals differ on what poses the greatest threat to liberal values: Islamization or Islamophobia.

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Have Tenure? Quit Complaining

Just because our way of life is nearly extinct doesn’t mean we can’t relish it.

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How the Ivies Went Coed

Administrators took credit, but it was students who forced their hand.