Harvey Cox Quote

“It is always the task of the intellectual to “think otherwise.” This is not just a perverse idiosyncrasy. It is an absolutely essential feature of a society.”

~ Harvey Cox

The Secular City, 1966

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Me Again
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Me Again    8/29/05

An absolutely essential feature of a society if the society is to survive,yes.

Joe, Rochester, MI

Why should the intellectuals think for me? I can think for myself.

rb, Mountain Grove

The intellectual generally has the higher education, broad experience, and the ability to view the interaction of the masses non-biased, versus the emotional passion of the limited common indivdual, without these traits.

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    Anonymous    3/15/09

    It's always important for everyone to think otherwise.


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