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HarperCollins, Apr 11, 1990 - History - 400 pages
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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, 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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Just look at their own lives and ask yourself: are these people competent to run my life after they've so thoroughly ruined their own? This is Johnson's thesis, especially as it applies to the credibility of their ideas in making legislative and social justice decisions. Read full review

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the intellectuals are more screwed up than the rest of us Read full review

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Paul Johnson lives in London.

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