Goodbye from The Public Intellectual
August 19, 2012 – 2:43 pm | 3 Comments

The Public Intellectual has been for us a fascinating experiment in bringing academic work to a general audience. We are very proud of the writing that has appeared on the site. We have been heartened by the support of our readers and the generosity of the writers who have worked with us since our launch last year. We have decided, however, that the project should end.

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Something smells like a pig, you say?
May 2, 2011 – 12:01 am | One Comment
Something smells like a pig, you say?

Did our first black president finally change the sentencing rules that treat crimes committed more often by black people differently from crimes committed more often by white people? Public Intellectual social sciences editor Nikki Jones takes a critical look at the Obama administration’s crime policy.

Discipline and kettle
May 2, 2011 – 12:00 am | One Comment
Discipline and kettle

Kettling is an instrument of policing—and silencing—political protest that’s wickedly effective. Jane Elliott, lecturer in contemporary literature at the University of York, experienced the misery of kettling firsthand in protests against education cuts.