April 6th, 2017 3:53:14 pm
Triumph of the Thought Leader ... and the Eclipse of the Public Intellectual
[T]he marketplace of ideas has become the Ideas Industry. Furthermore, the Ideas Industry is far more weighted toward Thought Leaders than Public Intellectuals. It is not a coincidence that the private sector has been the biggest booster of the term "thought leadership." The rise of the for-profit Thought Leader has come at the same time that those in the academy have retreated from the public sphere.