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Public intellectuals : a study of decline

Author: Richard A Posner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive study of the modern American public intellectual - that individual who speaks to the public on issues of political or ideological moment - Richard Posner charts the decline of a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Posner
ISBN: 0674012461 9780674012462
OCLC Number: 491547976
Description: 1 vol. (vi-456 p.) : tabl. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface, 2003 Introduction Part One: General Theoretical and Empirical Analysis 1. Setting the Stage 2. The Market for Public Intellectuals 3. Care and Insight 4. Prediction and Influence 5. More Public, Less Intellectual Part Two: Genre Studies 6. The Literary Critic as Public Intellectual 7. Political Satire 8. The Jeremiah School 9. The Public Philosopher 10. The Public Intellectual and the Law Conclusion: Improving the Market Epilogue, 2003 Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Richard A. Posner ; with a new preface and epilogue.

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