The Responsibility of Intellectuals

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The Responsibility of Intellectuals

Post by alisondre » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:32 am

A little Noam Chomsky for your reading pleasure.
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Re: The Responsibility of Intellectuals

Post by Grammar Nazi » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:22 pm

One of the better things I've read on the internet (especially the comments at the bottom). But I'm afraid, at this moment in time, I'm too lazy to comment on it.

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Re: The Responsibility of Intellectuals

Post by Reyazul » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:13 am

The essay itself is the size of a small book and I haven't got the patience for it at this time. But as for what I got out of the Salon article...I've come away with the opposite impression that the author seems to have. The author seems to be of the mind that it is the responsibility of intellectuals to challenge Trump lest he make a mess of everything; I think it is the responsibility of intellectuals to recognize that there are a great many institutions and myths around us that have grown cancerous and need to be destroyed, and that it is their duty to challenge those things and hold Trump's feet to the fire to ensure he tears them down.
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