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Richard Cloward, Public Intellectual

The following is a guest post by Robin Marie Averbeck, who recently graduated from UC Davis with a PhD in American history. Her dissertation, “Want in the Midst of Plenty: Social Science, Poverty, and the Limits of Liberalism,” explores post-war social science and the development of the discourse of a culture of poverty. She enjoys writing, talking, arguing, and writing descriptions of herself in the third person. Few questions are brought up more frequently at this blog than the question of the public intellectual. Who is a public intellectual? What does a public intellectual do? Conversely, who isn’t a public Read more