SUPPORT AR NOW

We have no underwriters, government grants or advertising income. Radio stations receive our programming free of charge. We have no T-shirts, coffee mugs or refrigerator magnets. We depend upon your donations, subscriptions, and program purchases to keep the lights on at AR.

Help AR spread its progressive message to larger audiences at a time when it's particularly needed! We have no underwriters, government grants or advertising income. Radio stations receive our programming free of charge. We depend solely on you, our listeners, to sustain us. You can mail us a check for any amount. Send your check to Alternative Radio, PO Box 551, Boulder, CO 80306. Or just give us a call at (800) 444-1977, Monday–Thursday 9–5pm.

DonateSubscribe

Edward Said: Public Intellectual

Program #HOVN003. Recorded in Cambridge, MA on October 27, 2010.

From Rousseau to Gramsci to Bertrand Russell and Noam Chomsky intellectuals play vital roles in society. Resisting the lure of power intellectuals question the status quo and conventional thinking. Choices are made of course. Play ball with the establishment and you'll be applauded and honored. Stand in opposition and you risk ostracism and opprobrium. It's a lot easier for some intellectuals to collaborate and support empire by providing sophomoric rationales for imperial policies. Edward Said was not one of those. He felt strongly that intellectuals, because of their privileged position, had a special responsibility to speak out against injustice, challenge power, confront hegemonic thinking and provide alternatives.

Speaker(s):

Nubar Hovsepian

Nubar Hovsepian, born in Egypt, attended the American University of Beirut. He received his PhD from The City University of New York. He is professor of political science and international relations at Chapman University. He is the author of The War on Lebanon and Palestinian State Formation.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet Write a review

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty

(800) 444-1977
info@alternativeradio.org