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After an introduction to the major issues confronting intellectuals, this book explores the various aspects of the intellectual's role including:* philosophers and academics who have tried to define the function of the intellectual* how intellectuals have assumed the status of the conscience of the nation and the voice of the oppressed* the interaction of intellectuals with Marxism* the place of the intellectual in American societyCovering regions as diverse as Israel, Algeria, Britain, Ireland, central Europe and America, this collection considers the question of whether the intellectual can still lay claim to the language of truth. In answering, this study tells us much about the modern world in which we live.Coverage includes the following thinkers: Gramsci, Weber, Yeats, Auden, Levy, Mailer, Walzer, Marx and many more.
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J.T.W. Jennings (Brooklyn, New York City, 1856 to ?) was the Milwaukee Railroad's architect from 1885 to 1893, and was part-time supervising architect for the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1899 to 1906. He contributed to many prominent campus buildings.
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