Daniel W. Drezner - The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats Are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas

Upcoming Event
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In his insightful survey of recent trends in the marketplace of ideas, Drezner asks up front: “Do ideas even matter?” And if so, does it matter how and where they are delivered? Drezner, a professor at Tufts and the author of books including The System Worked and Theories of International Politics and Zombies, focuses on the gradual shift from the public intellectual—fluent in culture as well as politics and economics, widely published, and authoritative—to the “thought leader,” an advocate of a single idea with a polished TED talk. This transition has occurred in tandem with the rise of private think tanks, and while these forums excel at reaching large audiences, they also tend to shelter intellectuals from criticism, foster polarization, and, often funded by plutocrats, produce ideas in line with the funders’ priorities.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats Are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190264604
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 3rd, 2017

Share this
Not Signed or Personalized