Given all the furor about the role of academics in public life—a debate taking place in The Atlantic, Politico, and The New York Times among other places—History Talk naturally wanted to dive headfirst into the topic. We tracked four well-regarded academics who might be labeled “public intellectuals” to get their thoughts on the issue. This episode of History Talk features Professors Stanley Fish, Thomas Sugrue, Peter Mansoor, and Jessica Adler.
Each interview segment provides an important piece of the larger puzzle to understanding the public intellectual in today’s world. (And don’t forgot to pop over to our Connecting History blog to read four responses from the next generation of historians from Ohio State.)