Where have all the intellectuals gone?

A 2017 appearance of Claire from the BBC archives…

Twenty years after the death of Isaiah Berlin, philosopher Jonathan Wolff goes in search of the Isaiah Berlins of today. Where is this particular kind of public intellectual? Does it matter If they are no longer around and what, if anything, has replaced them?

Claire is interviewed 43 minutes in. Other contributors include – Baroness Mary Warnock, crossbench life peer and moral philosopher; Professor Stefan Collini, author of Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain; Professor Timothy Garton Ash, author of Free Speech; Henry Hardy, literary executor of Isaiah Berlin; ; and Professor Daniel Drezner, author of The Ideas Industry.

Listen to the programme on BBC Sounds.