PEN: The Public Intellectual

Where: The Standard, New York, High Line Room, 848 Washington St., New York City

For Ralph Waldo Emerson the public intellectual was the preserver of the past’s great ideas. For Edward Said, his or her mission was to advance human freedom through political engagement. Both believed the thinker’s interaction with a larger audience was vital. What has become of the public intellectual’s role in these modern times? Attend tonight’s event and you will find out.

With Manuel de Lope, Peter Godwin, Pierre Guyotat, Linda Polman, and Hervé Le Tellier; moderated by Michael Silverblatt

Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members, students with valid ID. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit ovationtix.com.

Co-sponsored by The Standard, New York

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