The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of Academe

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1. Missing Intellectuals This book is about a vacancy in culture, the absence of younger voices ... nonacademic intellectuals are an endangered species; industrial development and urban blight have devastated their environment. p. 7 Gentrification.. 2. The Decline of Bohemia The demise of urban bohemia is inextricaly linked to suburban expansion. Victor Gruen, a major mall developer originally envisioned the malls as bringing cities to the suburbanities suffering fom isolation. p. 46 ... reformer with a dream. .. mall would replace the commercial strips ... offer space for walking, talking, and sitting ... would recreate the city. p. 46 3. On the Road to Suburbia: Urbanists and Beats 5. The New Left on Campus I.. [notes]

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