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The Twilight of the Intellectuals

The Twilight of the Intellectuals

Almost finished with an excellent collection of essays by George Scialabba, entitled, What are Intellectuals Good For? It’s a close look primarily at the disappearance in our culture of what once was termed a “public intellectual.” A person so well versed in so many things, we look to them for insight on a host of subjects, from history to literature, from art to politics, from movies to music and back again. Scialabba writes about such thinkers as Dwight Macdonald, Irving…

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