am 21.10.2002 19:46 Uhr schrieb Nancy Gish unter [log in to unmask]:
> I don't think there is or need be such an apparent contradiction between
> academic and popular. This country badly needs again public intellectuals
> who help frame debates.
What do you mean by "again",
Although I secretly share your wishful thinking, has there recently been a
time when the Mercan (or any other country's) public has been interested in
the opinion of their intellectuals?
Brecht complained about that very same sad fact some fifty years ago in "The
Good Man of Sezuan" -- about those useless intellectuals, the "Tuis"...
The dire intellectual capacity and spirituality of the chief of the world's
leading nation and his christian fundamentalist entourage isn't encouraging