The House of Intellect

Finalist, National Book Awards 1960 for Nonfiction

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ISBN 9780060102302
Harper Perennial Classics | Harper
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Jacques Barzun

Born in France in 1907, Jacques Barzun is the author of some thirty books, including the New York Times bestseller From Dawn to Decadence, he received the Gold Medal for Criticism from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, of which he was twice president. More about this author >

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Jacques Barzun, acclaimed author of From Dawn to Decadence, takes on the whole intellectual — or pseudo-intellectual — world, attacking it for its betrayal of Intellect. “Intellect is despised and neglected,” Barzun says, “yet intellectuals are well paid and riding high.” He details this great betrayal in such areas as public administrations, communications, conversation and home life, education, business, and scholarship.

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