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HarperCollins, 1990 - History - 385 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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Review: Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky

User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

Repetitive at times, but over all an eye-opening account of how each intellectual did in their own personal lives at living out their stated love for the truth and humanity. Dare we give all of them Fs? Read full review

Review: Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky

User Review  - Kuba Zajicek - Goodreads

It is a shame that writers do not get a prize for blowing ass, because Paul Johnson would win every time. Using the private life of philosophers like Marx and Sartre as a relevant factor when ... Read full review

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Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.

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