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Leo Strauss’s Machiavelli and the Querelle between the Few and the Many

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Leo Strauss' engagement with the democratic elements of Niccolò Machiavelli's political thought; specifically, Machiavelli's self-avowed departure from the ancients in favoring ... More


Where Ideas Go to Die: The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Michael McDevitt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190869953
eISBN:
9780197519448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869953.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Where Ideas Go to Die explores the troubled relationship of US journalism and intellect. A defender of common sense, the press is irked at intellect yet often dependent on its critical autonomy. A ... More


Hasidism: Key Questions

Marcin Wodzinski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190631260
eISBN:
9780190631291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631260.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Innovative and multidisciplinary in approaches, the book discusses the most cardinal features of any social or religious movement: definition, gender, leadership, demographic size, geography, ... More


The Spectrum of Frames and Disputes in the Umbrella Movement

Wing Sang Law

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter highlights the importance of how the key campaign groups of the Umbrella Movement contested each other through their efforts of “framing” the movement in different ways so as to realize ... More


Conclusion: The Limits of Antielitism

Clifton Hood

in In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172165
eISBN:
9780231542951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172165.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In June 2010, 18-year old Justin Hudson used his delivery of the graduating speech at Hunter College High School to challenge admissions standards there that had resulted in declining numbers of ... More


Peopling of the Journalistic Imagination: Four Kinds of Anti-intellectualism

Michael McDevitt

in Where Ideas Go to Die: The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190869953
eISBN:
9780197519448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869953.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 posits that journalism invests in democratic decline through representation of grievance, benefiting in fact, from anti-elitist insurgence at the expense of other institutions. Political ... More


Policing Intellectual Transgressions: News as a Recursive Regime

Michael McDevitt

in Where Ideas Go to Die: The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190869953
eISBN:
9780197519448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869953.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 explicates how resentment and suspicion of intellect is condoned in the news. Feeling toward intellect is only consequential to the extent that it finds a voice, a rationale, and a medium ... More


Social Drama at Macro and Micro Levels: The Fractal Control of Dissent

Michael McDevitt

in Where Ideas Go to Die: The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190869953
eISBN:
9780197519448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869953.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 6 applies social drama—adapted from the anthropology of Victor Turner—to portray media ritual in punishment of an intellectual breach. The transgression occurred when Ward Churchill, a ... More


Deviant in Residence: Idea Rendering and Repair in the Parochial Press

Michael McDevitt

in Where Ideas Go to Die: The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190869953
eISBN:
9780197519448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869953.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Journalism following 9/11 became fiercely protective of American innocence, and while the Colorado social drama demonstrates the prowess of proximate media in punishment of intellectual dissent, the ... More


Closing of the Journalism Mind: Anti-intellectualism among College Students

Michael McDevitt

in Where Ideas Go to Die: The Fate of Intellect in American Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190869953
eISBN:
9780197519448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869953.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 8 measures anti-intellectualism among mass communication students for the first time and finds that support for journalistic anti-intellectualism is condoned in the views of emerging adults ... More


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