Scholars of Public Intellectuals Choose the Top Five Public Intellectuals in America

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Daniel Drezner is the author of The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of IdeasIn a recent piece at The Washington Post he picks the five most important public intellectuals at work today.  They are:

  1. Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. Masha Gessen
  3. Francis Fukuyama
  4. Ron Chernow
  5. David Autor

Another scholar of public intellectuals, Alan Jacobs,  assembled a list of the most influential public intellectuals in this millennium.

  1. Richard John Neuhaus
  2. Cass Sunstein
  3. Samantha Power
  4. Ta-Nehisi Coates
  5. Clayton Christensen