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In our National Crisis, We need Public Voices of Optimism — not Gadflies circling a Black Hole

Sacramento (Special to Informed Comment) – Who is a public intellectual? What role should they play? Searching the internet yields several answers. Alan Lightman’s The Role of the Public Intellectual offers a thoughtful discussion of different visions of the public intellectual and their role and responsibilities. I have opted for a broader description, but with […]

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Larry’s List: Journalistic Malpractice, Diminishing Childhood, Egypt’s Response to Gaza and More

By SP Staff ScheerPost is bringing back Larry’s List, a daily news curation from USC communications professor Larry Gross, to keep you up to date with the most cutting edge news and analysis of our time. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found […]

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Larry’s List: On Gaza and Protests, Social Security, Open-Access Publishing, a Tunnel War and More

By SP Staff ScheerPost is bringing back Larry’s List, a daily news curation from USC communications professor Larry Gross, to keep you up to date with the most cutting edge news and analysis of our time. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found […]