The Market Colonization of Intellectuals

A very intelligent op-ed on Truthout about the present situation for public intellectuals: Lewis R. Gordon, “The Market Colonization of Intellectuals.” I’m not a regular reader of Truthout, but maybe I will pay more attention to it now. Gordon is writing about the new economics of academia, and intellectual work within and outside the academy.

To be engaged it’s necessary to see things as they are now and not get stuck in picture of how things were. Not that studying the past is not important, but old habits don’t fit the always-new world. This article by Lewis Gordon helps make it plain how the situation has changed for intellectuals. But what should we do?

Thanks to Barbara Fister for the link.

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