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Book review: the price of public intellectuals by Raphael Sassower

Forbes, Claire (2014) Book review: the price of public intellectuals by Raphael Sassower. LSE Review of Books (28 Oct 2014). Website.

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Who are our public intellectuals? Are they needed in a democracy? These and other questions are answered in Raphael Sassower’s historically-informed survey of the role of public intellectuals in western democracies. Claire Forbes finds that this is a thought provoking read and will appeal to anyone interested in philosophy, intellectualism and public engagement.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2021 23:20

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