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Intellectual Activity in a Political Context

  title={Intellectual Activity in a Political Context},
  author={Karl M. Brunner},
Herman Hesse’s last book, The Glass Bead Game, explores an old dream. Intellectuals pursue their activities in some indefinite future protected and separated from the “world” engrossed with its narrow interests. Resources are somehow supplied to the vast establishments constituting the intellectual order. This social allocation occurs (miraculously) without exposure to the game of power and wealth associated with such decisions in the political process. Alas, this is not our world, and men will… 



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