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 - John Wise - Goodreads
"This book is an examination of the moral and judgmental credentials of certain leading intellectuals to give advice to humanity on how to conduct its affairs." So begins Johnson's critique of ... Read full review
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Paul Johnson lays bare the false construct of a private life existing outside and exclusive from whatever makes up ones public life. Read full review