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Creative Careers: Public Intellectual

Public intellectual. A what? How many people have ever heard of one? My guess is probably not many.  A public intellectual (PI) is an expert of sorts.  679 more words


Will Malcolm Gladwell Be Part of the Popular Front? - Episode 13

Malcolm Gladwell sells books with capitalist gusto, but how would he fare as part of a socialist political bloc? Sean and Paul consider whether, if the Popular Front were revived, Gladwell would be a comrade (along with co-belligerent Matthew Yglesias). 21 more words


On the Necessity of Highbrowism

THE FIRST TIME I meet Adam Gopnik, he is reading aloud from Swann’s Way at 192 Books, a bookstore in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. He is there as part of a night-to-morning marathon reading, celebrating the… 2,391 more words


Can Non-Europeans Think?

Introduction and Chapter One of H. Dabashi Can Non-Europeans Think? Based on articles originally published in various media outlets (al Jazeera etc.) between 2009 and 2013. 1,506 more words


Degree In Hand

Now that you’ve finally earned that doctorate, what will you do? Tenure track positions are becoming like a golden unicorn.


Public Intellectual

Your academic career is about to expand beyond the borders of the ivory tower. You may not be “Professor,” but you are “Dr.”, and that means that you are an expert and that the public, the media, and your own following look to you for leadership and expertise. 298 more words

My Big Why

Emma Watson: Van kind-celebrity tot opkomende publieke intellectueel

Dit essay is onderdeel van het vak Retorica in het Publieke Debat (Jaar 1 Bachelor Online Culture: Art, Media and Society aan Tilburg Universiteit).  

In mei 2017 ontving Emma Watson (1990) de eerste ‘sekseneutrale’ MTV Movie & MTV Award voor beste acteur en actrice voor haar rol als Belle in Disney’s film ‘Beauty and the Beast’. 3,778 more words