Edward Said on “intellectuals”: Speaking the truth to power

“Because we do not want to show to be  politically aligned, we are afraid of appearing polemic , we need the approval of the head  of power, we want to appear a balanced person, we hope to be  consulted, invited to take part of some prestigious directors board  or committee. And, one day, we hope to receive an honorific title. This is an excellent example of the mindset that leads to  intellectual corruption. ”

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