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Yes, Ta-Nehisi Coates is an Intellectual

Just this morning, I was directed by a friend to a rant by Will Antonin on Twitter in response to a piece written by Ta-Nehisi Coates in 2012. 964 more words

Politics

Talking of brains...

Imagine there’s a huge multinational organisation that sells online, mostly books, but electrical too and much more.

Imagine they have a terrible record for treating their workers with respect. 644 more words

Think Slam

public intellectuals we be

Last Friday evening, Yang Qian, Chen Hongjuan (Melon), and I participated in a public talk on “Designing Escapist Experiences”. The event was the first in a four-part series on experience design that is co-produced by the OCT A3+ space and the Baptist University of Hong Kong, Master’s of Visual Arts in Experience Design. 162 more words

Noted

The Avoidance of the Intellectual

Wonderful quote by Edward Said featured on Corey Robin’s blog:

Nothing in my view is more reprehensible than those habits of mind in the intellectual that induce avoidance, that characteristic turning away from a difficult and principled position which you know to be the right one, but which you decide not to take.

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West, Dyson, & the Independent Prophet as False Prophet

In a recent public drubbing of Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson laid into the Princeton public intellectual for a variety of reasons in what was both a stringent personal attack and a mournful elegy to a declining mentor.   738 more words

Culture

#BlackLivesMatter: activistnyc

Dr. #CornelWest is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He gave an impassioned speech and led the march out into the streets. 29 more words

BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter: activistnyc

Dr. #CornelWest is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He gave an impassioned speech and led the march out into the streets. 29 more words

BlackLivesMatter