Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures

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Vintage, 1994 - Intellectuals - 90 pages
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In this series of essays, based on his 1993 Reith Lectures, Edward Said explores what it means to be an intellectual today. It is, he argues, the intellectual's role to represent a message or view not only to, but for, a public, and to do so as an outsider - someone who cannot be co-opted by a government or corporation.

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I will be reading this book over and over for the rest of my life! Absolutely brilliant. Read full review

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I generally found Said's arguments to be fairly interesting. The idea that intellectuals have to speak truth to power rather than supporting the existing power structure is a really good one. I think ... Read full review

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