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 - Eddie Guinn - Goodreads
I learned a lot about the people profiled, but this was a very dry read. I read it on the recommendation of Greg Bahnsen. Perhaps you have to be a philosopher to really appreciate this book. Read full review
Review: Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and ChomskyUser Review - Andy Bonikowsky - Goodreads
A bit crude sometimes, but very thought-provoking. I was shocked at the huge impact on the cultures of millions by men who had absolutely no personal qualifications for moral leadership. Read full review