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Intellectuals by Paul  Johnson
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Aug 08, 2009

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Chapter 1 (Rousseau) was like doing a cannonball into a swimming pool of ice water. My default opinion of "the greats" will probably be one of intense skepticism if not distrust from here on out, and I'm not sure that's a totally bad thing.

Johnson definitely has his own opinions, which not everyone will agree with, especially if they are great admirers of the intellectual under scrutiny. Luckily he provides extensive references.

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