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The Last Intellectuals : American Culture In The Age Of Academe - Russell Jacoby

The Last Intellectuals

American Culture In The Age Of Academe

Paperback Published: 1st August 2000
ISBN: 9780465036257
Number Of Pages: 320

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This provocative book chronicles the disappearance of the public intellectual in America. For over thirty years, the cultural landscape has been dominated by the generation of Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, and John Kenneth Galbraith; no younger group has arisen to succeed them. Unlike earlier intellectuals who lived in urban bohemias and wrote for the educated public, today's thinkers have flocked to the universities, where the politics of tenure loom larger than the politics of culture. In an incisive and passionate polemic, Russell Jacoby examines how gentrification, suburbanization, and academic careerism have sapped the vitality of American intellectual life.

Introduction to the 2000 Edition
Missing Intellectuals?p. 3
The Decline of Bohemiap. 27
On the Road to Suburbia: Urbanists and Beatsp. 54
New York, Jewish, and Other Intellectualsp. 72
The New Left on Campus I: The Freedom to Be Academicp. 112
The New Left on Campus II: The Long March Through the Institutionsp. 140
After the Last Intellectualsp. 191
Notesp. 238
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780465036257
ISBN-10: 0465036252
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1