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C. Wright Mills

We Can’t All Be Richard Hofstadter, Right?

The Tensions Between Being an Intellectual and Studying Intellectual History ———————————————————————————————- In my long, slow relish of Richard Pells’ A Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age*, I just finished chapter four (of six total). My motivations for the close reading are professional and personal. I had read LMCA about ten years ago, and have referenced it many times since. This time around, however, I wanted to be absorbed in the story. Professionally I wanted a more precise sense of LMCA’s place in the historiography. I also wanted to rethink my older calls (here and here) for a more robust and Read more