Public Intellectuals: An Endangered Species? investigates the definition, role, and decline of public intellectuals in American society. Drawing from a wide range of commentaries and studies, this edited volume demonstrates the unique importance of public intellectuals and probes the timely question of how their voices can continue to be effective in our ever-changing social, academic and political climates.
Amitai Etzioni is University Professor at George Washington University. He is the author and editor of many influential books, including The Spirit of Community and The New Golden Rule. Alyssa Bowditch is an executive assistant at the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies.
Part 1 Introduction: "Are Public Intellectuals an Endangered Species" Part 2 What are Public Intellectuals? Definition and Overview Chapter 3 Public Intellectuals, Public Life, and the University Chapter 4 The Future of the Public Intellectual: A Forum Part 5 Roles of Public Intellectuals Chapter 6 Intellectuals, Dissent and Bureaucrats Chapter 7 Why Public Intellectuals? Chapter 8 The Calling of the Public Intellectual Chapter 9 Forum Part 10 The Divide: Academic vs. Free-Standing Public Intellectuals Chapter 11 The Public Intellectual, Service Learning, and Activist Research Chapter 12 Race and the Public Intellectual: A Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson Chapter 13 In Over Their Heads Chapter 14 Forum Part 15 On the Decline of Public Intellectuals Chapter 16 The Intellectual: Will He Wither Away? Chapter 17 The Graying of the Intellectuals Chapter 18 Intellectuals After the Revolution Chapter 19 Intellectuals- Public and Otherwise Chapter 20 Forum Part 21 A Continuing Presence: Public Intellectuals and Change Chapter 22 Intellectuals in Politics Chapter 23 The Intellectuals as Celebrity Chapter 24 Forum Part 25 Speaking Truth to Power Chapter 26 On Knowledge and Power Chapter 27 The Reith Lectures: Speaking Truth to Power Chapter 28 All the Presidents' Brains