The Atrocious State Of Public Intellectualism In America

“Public intellectuals in America are merely ‘one side of an argument,’ so to speak. From the general public’s point of view, they are either Republican or Democrat; liberal or conservative; left-wing or right-wing; pro-choice or pro-life; and so on. Public intellectuals signify or are reduced by the general public to nothing more than a position — and usually an extreme one — on a topic of contemporary social and political concern.”

Source: InsideHigherEd 02/04/08