The House of Intellect
In this international bestseller, originally published in 1959, Jacques Barzun, acclaimed author of From Dawn to Decadence, takes on the whole intellectual -- or pseudo-intellectual -- world, attacking it for its betrayal of Intellect. "Intellect is despised and neglected," Barzun says, "yet intellectuals are well paid and riding high." He details this great betrayal in such areas as public administrations, communications, conversation and home life, education, business, and scholarship.
In this edition's new Preface, Jacques Barzun discussess the intense -- and controversial -- reaction the world had to The House of Intellect.
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The Public Mind and Its Caterers
Conversation Manners and the Home
Education Without Instruction
Instruction Without Authority
The Case Against Intellect
The Folklore of Philanthropy
Philanthropic Businessmen and Bureaucrats
The Language of Learning and of Pedantry
The Summing Up
An Additional Note to Chapter V