PERSPECTIVES: What Has Happened to Academe’s “Public Intellectual”?

Read an update from the author of a 1987 book, The Last Intellectual. Back then, Russell Jacoby wrote that, unlike previous generations of academics, relatively few colleagues were writing about/sharing with the public their views about issues of the day. Thy were burdened, Jacoby argued, by university requirements, specialization, and disciplinary strictures. Have things changed? (Article is courtesy of The Chronicle of Higher Education.)


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