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Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? 2nd Edition


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Introduction: The land of the philistines revisited; Chapter 1: Devaluing the Intellect; Chapter 2: Trivial Pursuits; Chapter 3: Dumbing Down; Chapter 4: Social Engineering; Chapter 5: The Culture of Flattery; Chapter 6: Treating People as Children; Epilogue: A reply to the critics.

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Frank Furedi is Professor in Sociology at the University of Kent. His previous books include Culture of Fear (Continuum), Paranoid Parenting (Penguin) and Therapy Culture (Routledge).


"'This vitally important book... packs a remarkable amount (politics, science, culture, education, post-modernism) into its 150-odd pages and, true to its Enlightenment loyalties, couches an explosive argument in admirably temperate terms.' Terry Eagleton, New Statesman 'The strength of this book lies in Furedi's ability to make new connections, and to use one social phenomenon to cast light on another.' Roger Scruton, The Times"

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