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Intellectuals in Liberal Democracies: Political Influence and Social Involvement Alain-G. Gagnon

Intellectuals in Liberal Democracies: Political Influence and Social Involvement

Alain-G. Gagnon

Published September 22nd 1987
ISBN : 9780275924621
Hardcover
250 pages
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Most studies on the relationship between intellectuals and society take either a Marxist approach--that intellectuals speak for individual class interests--or claim that intellectuals are beyond class. This book is the first to offer a balancedMoreMost studies on the relationship between intellectuals and society take either a Marxist approach--that intellectuals speak for individual class interests--or claim that intellectuals are beyond class. This book is the first to offer a balanced assessment of the influence intellectuals have had on the historical development of their respective societies by analyzing their shifting ties to various calsses and social groups. Taking a comparative, historical approach, Intellectuals in Liberal Democracies covers Britain, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, the U.S., and West Germany.