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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (667 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Johnson Narrator: Frederick Davidso Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since the time of Voltaire and Rousseau, the secular intellectual has increasingly filled the vacuum left by the decline of the cleric and assumed the functions of moral mentor and critic of mankind. This fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world examines the moral credentials of those whose thoughts have influenced humanity.

How do intellectuals set about reaching their conclusions? How carefully do they examine the evidence? How great is their respect for truth? And how do they apply their public principles to their private lives? In an intriguing series of case studies and incisive portraits, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Noam Chomsky, and others are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abigail | 2/20/2014

    " Very informative, written in a manner to hold one's interest (it held mine, anyway). I learned a lot from it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mr | 2/16/2014

    " the intellectuals are more screwed up than the rest of us "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Drewkosztyo | 2/11/2014

    " Reading this book made me feel kinda... I dunno... intellectual? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adam | 1/27/2014

    " Demonstrates what dirt bags these guys were. "

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