Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? Confronting 21st Century Philistinism

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Disturbed by the profound sense of disorientation that appears to afflict many of our cultural institutions, universities and schools, the author was prompted to write this book as he thinks the public deserves a high quality of debate and, as an audience with infinite potential, should command far greater respect.

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

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'Where Have all the Intellectuals Gone?', described by former Oxford don Terry Eagleton as a 'virtually important book', is a short and sharp critique of the way in which intellectual life has been degraded....Furedi's book has been welcomed by serious thinkers on both sides of the political divide, such as Eagleton on the left and philosopher Roger Scruton on the right." ~ Spiked Culture, Down with 21st Century Philistinism, Brendan O'Neill

Article by Frank Furedi on the teaching of history and title mention in Daily Telegraph (The Daily Telegraph)

'Furedi is excellent on the dumbing-down of a culture which as more education than ever but less value for ideas and critical discrimination.'~ Tribune Books, Unite against the Philistines, Nov 2004

'Frank Furedi is one the the most incisive critics of the bureaucracy that has spread like dry rot through the university sector. He is also a tireless campaigner against the philistinism that infects academia....it is so good to have someone such as Furedi campaigning against form-filling and management crassness. He is eminently readable' ~The Times High, Is 'dumbing down' really 'reaching up'?, Gary Day, Dec 2004 (Times Higher Education Supplement)

Article on Furedi's Book ~ Tribune Books, Feb 2005.

Article on the 'dumbing down' of history. Title mention. ~ Sunday Times, Sept 2004

Article discussing debate occuring at Warwick University Arts Centre. Title mention. ~ The Guardian, 10 May 2005 (Chris Arnot The Guardian)

Article discussing debate occuring at Warwick University Arts Centre. Title mention. ~ The Guardian, 10 May 2005 (Sanford Lakoff The Guardian)

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