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By Daniel Flynn

Stupid is the hot smart—but it wasn’t consistently so

Popular tradition has divorced itself from the lifetime of the brain. Who has time for excellent books or deep concept whilst there is Jersey Shore to watch, a txt 2 reply 2, and World of Warcraft to play?

At an identical time, those that pursue the lifetime of the brain have insulated themselves from pop culture. conversing in insider jargon and writing unread books, intellectuals have locked themselves away in a ghetto in their personal creation.

It wasn’t continuously so.

Blue Collar Intellectuals vividly captures a time within the 20th century while the everyman aspired to excessive tradition and whilst intellectuals descended from the ivory tower to talk to the everyman. writer Daniel J. Flynn profiles thinkers from working-class backgrounds who performed a well known position in American lifestyles through addressing their highbrow paintings to a mass audience.
Blue Collar Intellectuals shows us how a lot everyone—intellectual and everyman alike—has suffered from mass culture’s crowding out of upper issues and the elite’s failure to interact the masses.

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