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Clement Greenberg

Ebert Odds and Ends: Public Intellectuals, Art, and Canons

Just a few odds and ends left over from some of last week’s discussions of Roger Ebert. I A week ago Sunday, I wrote a post about Roger Ebert’s importance as a public intellectual. I was a bit surprised that, in comments, a couple folks questioned whether or not we should consider Ebert to be a public intellectual.  Don’t get me wrong. I was expecting my claim that Ebert was a significant public intellectual to be controversial and, perhaps, disputed. But it seems to me pretty irrefutable that he was a public intellectual.  I think what’s at issue here isn’t Read more