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The Public Intellectual: Susan Jacoby

What is a Public Intellectual?

That pestering, provocative, biggest critic of every political, social, and cultural issue or individual who some cannot stand because their free conscience inevitably leads them to logically question and reason with public discourses are some descriptions of a Public Intellectual. 1,888 more words


Jon Stewart: The Modern Public Intellectual. No Kidding.

The term public intellectual has a rather antiquated sound to it, conjuring up images of a bygone era, where men sat around parlors wearing vests, smoking pipes and sipping beverages out of tiny cups whilst waxing philosophically and debating the politics of the day. 1,405 more words

The Intellectual Coach: Kerr, Popovich, and the Culture of Coaching

By Andrew McGregor

Editor’s Note: The bulk of this post first appeared at the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) Blog on January 25th. It has undergone slight revision and is being cross-posted here with permission. 2,824 more words

Andrew McGregor

Christopher Hitchens on free speech

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an Anglo-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist. He contributed to… 68 more words


Director's Corner (NEMLA Blog Post #15)

Greetings from Chicago!

Christmas music is now on the radio and stores are all decorated for the holiday season, but it’s 55 degrees fahrenheit outside.  From my office window up on the 18th floor, I can see students sitting on the Quad in between classes enjoying their lunch and getting ready for final exams as well as a few students practicing their skateboard skills. 1,210 more words


An Open Reply to "Crossing the Imaginary Line" - Initial Thoughts

My professional friend, David Sedlak has recently published an editorial on “Crossing the Imaginary Line” in Environmental Science & Technology – a highly reputed journal of which he is editor in chief.   823 more words


Bertrand Russell: in our time

Bertrand Russell: in our time (2012)

Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, and writer.

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