Intellectuals by Paul Johnson

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A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.


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Paul Johnson is an acclaimed historian and author. In addition to his many biographies, his books also include A History of the American People and Modern Times. He has contributed to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many others. He lives in London.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 416 pages
Genres: History, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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I have just read with disgust your paper's review by Russell Jacoby of Paul Johnson's latest book, "Intellectuals" (Book Review, March 19).

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Goldman failed at both important responsibilities of the intellectual: clarifying the president’s vision and serving as a liaison to the intellectual community.

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