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, Sarte, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillan Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tyan, Noam Chomsky, and others are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.
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Review: Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and ChomskyUser Review - David - Goodreads
Great, depressing, and important. Read full review
Review: Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and ChomskyUser Review - John Proctor - Goodreads
A heavily biased take down piece of character assassinations against intellectuals who do not square with the Author's right wing ideology. I had a very difficult time with this book. Read full review