(De)BHLisation: The demise of the public intellectual across the world is a bad sign

This will only make things easier for the demagogues and autocrats. On every major issue an artificial polarisation is imposed on us. An intellectual is someone who challenges binary oppositions, bridges cultural gaps, has the cognitive flexibility to connect various disciplines and passionately defends a nuanced way of thinking.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/14/elif-shafak-it-is-time-we-...
 
Le mensuel, filiale indépendante du groupe Le Monde, a ouvert au public un dossier en ligne d'archives pour dénoncer «l'imposture» que représente le philosophe à chemise ouverte dans la sphère intellectuelle.
 
https://francais.rt.com/france/40958-monde-diplomatique-ouvre-son-dossie...