War and the Ivory Tower: Algeria and Vietnam David L. Schalk

ISBN: 9780803293434

Published: January 1st 2006

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260 pages


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War and the Ivory Tower: Algeria and Vietnam  by  David L. Schalk

War and the Ivory Tower: Algeria and Vietnam by David L. Schalk
January 1st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 260 pages | ISBN: 9780803293434 | 8.61 Mb

In War and the Ivory Tower, David L. Schalk explores the public role of the intellectual in times of national crisis. He compares American responses to the Vietnam War with French responses to the Algerian War, finding many similarities in the wayMoreIn War and the Ivory Tower, David L. Schalk explores the public role of the intellectual in times of national crisis.

He compares American responses to the Vietnam War with French responses to the Algerian War, finding many similarities in the way intellectuals voiced their outrage at the policies of their governments. At a time when national crises abound but protest is out of fashion, and intellectuals are possibly a dying species, this book presents a needed reexamination of what it means for intellectuals to speak out on issues of international importance.



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