Category Archives: Intellectual Public

In my dreams, at least, politicians, activists, reporters, and social theorists always would get the public space to offer the most intellectually rich context for the most pressing aspects of their present thinking. This “Intellectual Public” series seeks to provide one modest outlet for such untimely explorations by some of our most timely elected officials, journalists, multidisciplinary public intellectuals. By Andy Fitch.

We’ll Revise Our Views Along the Way: Talking to Emily Bazelon

By Andy Fitch

This conversation focuses on Emily Bazelon’s diversified professional practice, as well as her sustained commitment to constructive public dialogue. Bazelon, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, co-founder of Slate’s DoubleX section, and former law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals’ 1st Circuit, is currently working on a book about prosecutors and prospects for criminal-justice reform. Continue reading