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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


The Rebirth of the Public Intellectual

It’s 2002, jurist and economist, Richard Posner has published a study of what he claims to be the decline of the public intellectual.

The public intellectual, as Posner sees him, is a specialist steeped in discontent. 2,124 more words

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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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Social Media Lessons for Aspiring Public Intellectuals

I attended several fascinating panels at the 2016 OAH Annual Meeting here in Providence this past weekend (check out #OAH2016 on Twitter), and also learned some very helpful lessons from “Navigating Social Media and Traditional Media,” organized and chaired by seasoned publicist… 1,102 more words


Beyond public intellectualism: moving from 'matters of fact' to 'matters of concern' in research

Last week I posted on being a public intellectual, or someone who engages with communities and society outside of academia, communicating research directly and also being influenced by communities in choosing research topics. 1,018 more words