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  The Intellectual Activist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Robert Tracinski is the editor of TIADaily.com and The Intellectual Activist.
The Intellectual Activist magazine articles on the web: Islam vs. the West, Environmentalism's Big Lie, Man's Best Came With Columbus and Altruism's War on Reality.
TIA Daily articles on the web:An Unnatural Disaster, Anything Less Is Suicide, The Empire of the Pursuit of Happiness, America's War Song, A Real Invasion, The Hinge of the World, Liberty and Union, What Have We Lost?
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  Supporting the Intellectual Life of a Democratic Society
Intellectual talent and achievement are often treated as the status markers of an elite, and the formally meritocratic procedures of democratic education can be used to increase the stigma associated with modest educational success.
The very attempt to discuss intellectual life can be perceived as an attempt to lay a burden of judgement on people whose lives are too demanding to enable them to live up to it, and intellectual aspirations may be culturally marked as a betrayal of one's group, for example as "acting white".
Intellectual life tends to unfold as a set of independent strands, each of which is liable to be called to mind by a text, a thought, or a life-situation that it happens to speak to.
polaris.gseis.ucla.edu /pagre/intellectual.html   (7324 words)

 future perfect >> feeling intellectual today? ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Intellectuality has always been seen as academic or upper class, and the general reader doesn't feel connected with this image today.
I think that intellectual writing has to learn how to be easily reached by the public, to become more modern and accessible without the urge to dumb down.
Intellectuality is what the British have always found so hard to accept about the French, who, after all, celebrate their philosophers in the same sense that we clap our hands when Jamie Oliver lisps his malaki's and pukka's.
www.fashion.arts.ac.uk /coursework/bafpmm/0102/bafpmm/c.salomonsson/navigation/intellectual.html   (1600 words)

 The Intellectual Activist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Robert Tracinski is the editor of TIADaily.com and The Intellectual Activist.
And now the "hate crimes" laws pioneered by the left in the name of political correctness, are being invoked by Muslims to suppress publication of the Mohammed cartoons by a Canadian newspaper.
The intellectuals of the left, having built a reputation as defenders of free speech by striking a pose of defiance against innocuous threats at home, have now become the leading advocates for self-imposed submission to the Muslim hordes abroad.
tiadaily.com /php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=1069   (2243 words)

 The Intellectual Activist | This magazine is for those who take ideas seriously; those who realize that fundamental ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Intellectual Activist is especially dedicated to understanding and promoting the revolutionary ideas of the 20th-century novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand —; the great champion of the power of reason, the supreme value of the individual, and the unfettered liberty of a capitalist society.
TIA serves as a forum for those who are working to gain a deeper understanding of Ayn Rand's fiction and philosophy and applying her ideas to gain new insights in every field of human knowledge.
In 1996, Robert Tracinski joined TIA as its new editor, and at the end of 2001, he became its owner and publisher, launching an exciting new format, bringing TIA a more visually stimulating style and a more ambitious intellectual scope.
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 The Intellectual Activist | A monthly magazine analyzing current political, cultural, and philosophic issues from a ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 AnalPhilosopher Intellectual Dishonesty
An intellectual who sought something other than truth would be an intellectual in name only, just as a statesman, legislator, or jurist who sought something other than justice would be a statesman, legislator, or jurist in name only.
Intellectuals would rather not persuade at all than persuade by disreputable means.
Therefore, whether he wants to conform to the canons of intellectual honesty or not, he is bound by them and properly criticizable when he violates them.
www.analphilosopher.com /posts/1124316912.shtml   (1543 words)

 The end of an intellectual - Yemen Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
An intellectual, this mediator between the socialist and the culture activist, the intellectual who has connected the politician with the civilian, he who carries the nation’s conscience all that and today here he is merely a name and a tag on an empty being.
This is an intellectual who has been hashed in the liberal garage and found himself by chance the technocratic expert who is right and hence started looking for justifications to his correctness.
Under the domination of the semi intellectuals and the common man unrealistic approaches, and with the globalization culture that lacks values it is surely the doom of an intellectual and probably his end.
www.yementimes.com /article.shtml?i=700&p=culture&a=2   (590 words)

 The Intellectual Activist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom, Developing Policies for Public and Academic Libraries, Barbara M. Jones - ...
Intellectual freedom is one of the guarantees of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution...
She describes how to develop intellectual freedom policies that incorporate legal decisions and are clear and acceptable to users.
Her writing on intellectual freedom culminated in her Ph.D. in United States history from the University of Minnesota in 1995, with a focus on legal history.
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 Chapter 4: The Intellectual, the University, and the State
Duff was for decades a serious activist who, despite her enormous output, has remained relatively obsure (especially in the United States).
She's not a "public intellectual"; she was far too important in modern history for that.
True intellectuals, like Peggy Duff, are unattractive to the ruling elite because they reveal things that those in power would prefer to conceal.
cognet.mit.edu /library/books/chomsky/chomsky/4/10.html   (900 words)

Further, it seemed to me, as I continued my research, that many of the historians who performed as intellectuals were somehow related to the American studies movement or to the field of intellectual history—perhaps because of the interdisciplinary approach of those fields, which is congenial to intellectual, activist work.
So part of my book was to follow the example of Commager as an activist intellectual, and part of it was to try to chart the relationship between the politics of Commager's generation and my own.
Commager's identity was both a partisan activist intellectual (especially as a journalist and traveling lecturer) and a scholar (a professor, teacher, and professional historian).
mailer.fsu.edu /~njumonvi/books.htm   (2023 words)

 Political activist and intellectual Susan Sontag suffered from cancer
Political activist and intellectual Susan Sontag suffered from cancer
NEW YORK -- Susan Sontag, a leading intellectual and activist of the past half century who introduced the concept of "camp" to mainstream culture and influenced the way many thought about art, illness and photography, died yesterday.
In conversation, she comfortably used words such as "polyphonic" and "surreptitiously." She read writers from all over the world and is credited with introducing such European intellectuals as Roland Barthes and Elias Canetti to American readers.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /books/205561_sontag29.html   (1002 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: The Intellectuals' Michael Moore by Peter Collier
Some of the ideas on his intellectual curriculum vitae that are discussed in the following pages—his defense of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge; his support of holocaust revisionism—may surprise those who know Chomsky only generally as a critic of U.S. foreign policy.
But Chomsky was unlike other anti-war intellectuals in that he never made a cerebral return to Vietnam to rethink the consequences of the communist takeover there.
He remained behind, a bitter ender operating what sometimes seemed an intellectual version of a one man government in exile from his office at MIT and frequently complaining of being ignored and marginalized.
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 washingtonpost.com: Arab Intellectual Hisham Sharabi, 77, Dies
Hisham Sharabi, 77, a prominent Palestinian American intellectual and activist who co-founded the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, died of cancer Jan. 13 at American University of Beirut Hospital.
Jewish activists over the years have criticized the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies as "anti-Israel." In 1981, the university returned $600,000 donated to the center by Libya, and in 1978 it returned a $50,000 donation from Iraq.
Sharabi was born into a wealthy family in Jaffa, Palestine, in 1927 and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the American University of Beirut in 1947.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A12667-2005Jan15?language=printer   (739 words)

 Gleaning tools: envisioning an activist intellectual praxis
Academic intellectual life is often deeply isolating, both in terms of how we conceptualize our work and how our work process is structured.
As Colin Barker and Laurence Cox note, activist theorizing is often dialogical, whether in relation to other activists, potential allies, or opponents.
This revised selection is a portion of a handout I used with a workshop I facilitated at a conference called Activist Scholarship: Making Social Movement Theory Matter, which took place at the University of Michigan in the spring of 2004.
users.resist.ca /~chrisd/acting/envisioning.htm   (646 words)

 Contract Between Richard Sanford and The Intellectual Activist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
TIA Publications, Inc., of New Jersey agrees to pay $900 for a 3000-word article or $1500 for a 6000-word article on the facts about threats to the ozone layer to its author Richard Sanford in exchange for the rights to publish it in a future issue of The Intellectual Activist.
The rights purchased include the right to sell copies of the article in back issues of the magazine, whether the issues are reprinted separately or in bound volumes, and the rights to pamphletize the article.
If TIA does pamphletize the article, it will pay the author 50% of the profits realized by such publication.
www.jeffcomp.com /faq/sos/sos8.html   (157 words)

 Demetria Martinez column: Segregation in Catholic intellectual life
First and foremost is the habit of white intellectuals to “barrioize” their Latina and Latino counterparts.
It might be useful to understand how Latino intellectuals perceive their relationship to their communities.
I’ve seen countless nuns, priests and activists assume such a role: Latinos who are spending or have spent years in academic settings as students and professors.
www.natcath.com /NCR_Online/archives/120399/120399m.htm   (781 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Hisham Sharabi, leading Palestinian activist
WASHINGTON --Hisham Sharabi, a prominent Palestinian-American intellectual and activist who cofounded the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, died of cancer on Thursday at American University of Beirut Hospital.
Jewish activists have criticized the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies as "anti-Israel." In 1981, the university returned $600,000 donated to the center by Libya.
Sharabi was born into a wealthy family in Jaffa, Palestine, and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the American University of Beirut.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/01/19/hisham_sharabi_leading_palestinian_activist   (481 words)

 The Rule of Reason ::  Weblog of the Center for the Advancement of Capitalism
:: Posted by Edward Cline at 9:26 AM Robert W. Tracinski, editor of The Intellectual Activist, has taken a public stand that makes clear the gulf between his thinking and the philosophy of Objectivism that he had previously claimed to espouse.
"This is a kind of trickle-down theory of intellectual influence, in which the philosopher is the originator and only source of the ideas that drive the course of history, while the public intellectuals and the men in the specialized sciences are mere transmitters and translators of those ideas."
"This is a kind of trickle-down theory of intellectual influence...".
ruleofreason.blogspot.com /2006/11/intellectual-activists-lost-guide.htm   (1599 words)

 Símon Bolívar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Along with many other talented creoles (that is, American-born colonists) throughout the Western hemisphere, he resented the ceilings and limitations that European government from overseas placed on advancement by those who were not themselves European.
Profoundly influenced by the ideas of the French Enlightenment, Bolívar was a rare instance of the intellectual who was also a man of action.
He was a firm believer in legal equality for all men, regardless of class or color.
www.brown.edu /Administration/George_Street_Journal/bolivar.html   (250 words)

 Ayn Rand / The Moral Basis of Individualism
[The Intellectual Activist is pleased to present selections from Chapter 8 of a forthcoming book of Ayn Rand's journals.
Intellectuals such as Trotsky worked to bring about the dictatorship of the proletariat in Russia; they have been murdered by that dictatorship.
Intellectuals have embraced, en masse and in toto, the doctrine of collectivism--under which the intellectual professions are the least possible and the first to go.
www.cooperativeindividualism.org /rand_moralbasis_individualism.html   (530 words)

 Thinking man's rebel from Nigeria / Soyinka describes exemplary career as intellectual, activist and artist
In this way, the artist (Kongi, as he is affectionately known as) becomes inexorably interwoven with the fate and destiny of this country.
Perhaps it is because, more than any other activist or political individual in Nigerian history, he is able to remain firmly committed to his Yoruba ethnicity and nationality and yet paradoxically achieve and maintain a wider and uniquely Nigerian identity.
Rarely has a writer or intellectual of this generation written with such heart and honesty and lyricism (his words "The road and I...
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/23/RVGGHI8S2H1.DTL&feed=rss.books   (766 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - US author and activist Susan Sontag dies
US author Susan Sontag, who was regarded as a leading activist and intellectual, has died in New York.
Sontag, who had been battling leukaemia, died at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in the city where she was born.
She was renowned as a human rights activist, as well as the author of 17 books, covering subjects from pornography to science fiction films.
www.rte.ie /arts/2004/1229/sontags.html   (209 words)

 On Moral Sanction
Existentially, the irrational survives parasitically, by feeding off the rational; intellectually, an irrational idea gains influence fraudulently, by covering itself with a veneer of rationality.
Anyone from a gay-rights activist to a criminal counterfeiter to an overt anarchist can declare that he is merely asserting his "liberty" -- and no Libertarian (even those who happen to disagree) can objectively refute his definition.
In the absence of any intellectual framework, the zealous advocacy of "liberty" can represent only the mindless quest to eliminate all restraints on human behavior -- political, moral, metaphysical.
home.netcom.com /~cbell58/sanction.htm   (1885 words)

From the perspective of these three strands of intellectual, activist, and practitioner, we can organize the concerns that came out of the first two days of discussion.
This brings us to a second area of intellectual inquiry which is "How does Buddhism intersect with other intellectual traditions, specifically western ones?" For example, Buddhism has a strong ethical element in its practice, but it is unclear on matters justice, specifically economic and racial.
For Buddhism to be relevant for the 21st century, it must be able to take clear positions on the increasing unequal distribution of incomes in the world and the problems of racial injustice which challenge humanity in all parts of the world.
www.bpf.org /tsangha/meeting01.html   (4461 words)

 The Intellectual Activist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
How much time do you spend searching through the news, trying to stay informed about the meaning of the day’s events, all while trying to filter out the reporters’ bias—whether it’s the leftist slant of the New York Times or the conservative slant of Fox News Channel?
The Intellectual Activist is pleased to introduce TIA Daily.
TIA Daily will provide you with a concise news digest gathering together links to the day’s most interesting news reports on the Web, carefully selected according to TIA’s unique philosophic perspective, with brief comments on the wider meaning and future implications of each news item.
www.intellectualactivist.com /tiaDaily.html   (125 words)

 AnalPhilosopher A Case of Intellectual Dishonesty
With all due respect, Duff is intellectually dishonest.
Intellectual honesty requires, at a minimum, attention to (and respect for) the intentions and purposes of those one criticizes.
By the way, another British philosopher, David Archard, who contributed a chapter to my anthology, exhibited the same intellectual dishonesty a few months later.
www.analphilosopher.com /posts/1086803916.shtml   (1394 words)

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