Are there too many public intellectuals?

Thurs., March 18 * 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT on Clubhouse

This week I participated in the National Council on Public History annual meeting (#NCPH2021).

My session was about public intellectuals and public history, based on a new book by historian Michael J. Brown.

This got me thinking:

  • Do we have too many “public intellectuals” today?

  • Who gets to be considered a public intellectual, and why?

  • Has Clubhouse accelerated a kind of ersatz public intellectualism?

Join us on Clubhouse Thursday night at 10 ET. We’ll do opening comments, followed by group conversation. (Add to calendar.)

See you on Clubhouse, Thursday, March 18 at 10 PM ET.

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