The Fission of the Intellectuals

Feuer, Lewis S.
December 1975
National Review;12/19/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 49, p1475
The article discussed the signs that a great fission is in the making among the world's intellectual class. The fission arises from the disctinctions being made among the middle, the lower, and the high intellectuals. It describes the emergence of such distinctions in the Soviet Union and traces the process of collectivization of the mind. It discusses the uneven development of the intellectual class in the U.S. and Western Europe, and in the Soviet Union and European Communist countries.


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