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Published: 03 April 2017

360 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190264604

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The Ideas Industry

How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas.

Daniel Drezner

  • Filled with engaging and witty stories about the foibles of contemporary intellectual life in the US
  • Argues that the traditional public intellectual has been supplanted by a new model: the "thought leader"
  • Identifies the forces driving this shift, including increasing inequality and political polarization
  • First work on public intellectuals in American life in years by a nationally prominent author

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