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    more public intellectuals. Unfortunately, in the US it's not a thing people understand. Still exists in Europe and elsewhere. Here we have pundits instead. I certainly understand and respect the choice to devote one's time to students.

    I still publish (as a full professor) because there are things I want to say. I'm not interested in racking up CV lines for their own sake, though. It has to matter. So, the public intellectual stuff has a certain appeal for me too.

    "Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter." (Homer Simpson)

    by mitumba on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 03:45:43 PM PDT

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