Intellectuals and Society

@inproceedings{Sowell2010IntellectualsAS,
  title={Intellectuals and Society},
  author={Thomas Sowell},
  year={2010}
}
This title offers a withering and clear-eyed critique about (but not for) intellectuals that explores their impact on public opinion, policy, and society at large. It has not been by shaping the opinions or directing the actions of the holders of power that modern intellectuals have most influenced the course of events, but by shaping public opinion in ways that affect the actions of power holders in democratic societies, whether or not those power holders accept the general vision or the… Expand
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