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"Scialabba writes as if he's trying by sheer example value to will a smarter, more honest, more aesthetically and morally sensitive Left into being. Such a Left would replace the one whose twentieth-century failures — of omission and commission — bedevil this book, and which leads him to ask the question: What are intellectuals good for? One thing they're not good for, argues Scialabba, is constructing secular substitutes for religion." Philip Christman, Identity Theory (Read the entire Identity Theory review)

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What Are Intellectuals Good For? appraises a large gallery of twentieth-century intellectuals, including Randolph Bourne, Dwight Macdonald, Lionel Trilling, Irving Howe, Isaiah Berlin, William F. Buckley Jr., Allan Bloom, Richard Rorty, Stanley Fish, Christopher Lasch, Edward Said, Ellen Willis, and Christopher Hitchens.

It also includes two essays on intellectuals and politics and concludes with one on moral consequences of our species cyber-evolution.

Review:

"Scialabba writes with marvelous fluency and conversational ease and is a gifted expositor of the ideas of friend and foe alike." Bookforum

Review:

"George Scialabba shows, with his combined eloquence and modesty, that this critical intellectual faculty can transcend the prisoner's dilemma." Christopher Hitchens

Review:

"George Scialabba has, over the years, delivered perhaps the most reliably acute cultural commentary to be found anywhere on the ethical left....[H]is work gives pleasure as it enlightens." Norman Rush

Synopsis:

Nonfiction. Politics. Literary Criticism. WHAT ARE INTELLECTUALS GOOD FOR? appraises a large gallery of twentieth-century intellectuals, including Randolph Bourne, Dwight Macdonald, Lionel Trilling, Irving Howe, Isaiah Berlin, William F. Buckley Jr., Allan Bloom, Richard Rorty, Stanley Fish, Christopher Lasch, Edward Said, Ellen Willis, and Christopher Hitchens. It also includes two essays on intellectuals and politics and concludes with one on moral consequences of our species cyber-evolution. George Scialabba, a columnist for the Boston Globe and contributor to the Boston Review, Dissent, the American Prospect, and the Nation, is admired by a circle of discerning readers. WHAT ARE INTELLECTUALS GOOD FOR?, his second essay collection, brings his voice to a larger audience. Scott McLemee, the Intellectual Affairs columnist of InsideHigherEd, has contributed a foreword.

About the Author

George Scialabba, a columnist for the Boston Globe and contributor to the Boston Review, Dissent, the American Prospect, and the Nation, is admired by a circle of discerning readers. What Are Intellectuals Good For?, his second essay collection, brings his voice to a larger audience.

Scott McLemee, the Intellectual Affairs columnist of InsideHigherEd, has contributed a foreword.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780978515669
Author:
Scialabba, George
Publisher:
Pressed Wafer
Contributor:
McLemee, Scott (FRW)
Author:
Scialabba, George
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Books & Reading
Subject:
Philosophy : Political
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Politics and culture
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
252

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Product details 252 pages Small Pr Distribution - English 9780978515669 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Scialabba writes as if he's trying by sheer example value to will a smarter, more honest, more aesthetically and morally sensitive Left into being. Such a Left would replace the one whose twentieth-century failures — of omission and commission — bedevil this book, and which leads him to ask the question: What are intellectuals good for? One thing they're not good for, argues Scialabba, is constructing secular substitutes for religion." (Read the entire Identity Theory review)
"Review" by , "Scialabba writes with marvelous fluency and conversational ease and is a gifted expositor of the ideas of friend and foe alike."
"Review" by , "George Scialabba shows, with his combined eloquence and modesty, that this critical intellectual faculty can transcend the prisoner's dilemma."
"Review" by , "George Scialabba has, over the years, delivered perhaps the most reliably acute cultural commentary to be found anywhere on the ethical left....[H]is work gives pleasure as it enlightens."
"Synopsis" by , Nonfiction. Politics. Literary Criticism. WHAT ARE INTELLECTUALS GOOD FOR? appraises a large gallery of twentieth-century intellectuals, including Randolph Bourne, Dwight Macdonald, Lionel Trilling, Irving Howe, Isaiah Berlin, William F. Buckley Jr., Allan Bloom, Richard Rorty, Stanley Fish, Christopher Lasch, Edward Said, Ellen Willis, and Christopher Hitchens. It also includes two essays on intellectuals and politics and concludes with one on moral consequences of our species cyber-evolution. George Scialabba, a columnist for the Boston Globe and contributor to the Boston Review, Dissent, the American Prospect, and the Nation, is admired by a circle of discerning readers. WHAT ARE INTELLECTUALS GOOD FOR?, his second essay collection, brings his voice to a larger audience. Scott McLemee, the Intellectual Affairs columnist of InsideHigherEd, has contributed a foreword.
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