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April 6th, 2017 3:53:14 pm

Triumph of the Thought Leader ... and the Eclipse of the Public Intellectual

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Daniel W. Drezner
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http://www.chronicle.com/article/Triumph-of-the-Thought-Leader/239691?key=YJrOHk3gW6aX-DS7gynrOQ9CHNPPF3mvR5HdVn-6SAcXl4EWrg_WtsulC7H8UF9ZWXRSQUZ3bmdWRGhyTlFsVk5YOW1Kam9qUW1hVTRmd1JBY0s3V19wZDVBSQ
[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.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

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April 6th, 2017

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