Taking it Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals
Aronowitz, StanleyPublisher: Columbia University Press
Year Published: 2014 First Published: 2012
Pages: 288pp ISBN: 9780231135412
Library of Congress Number: HM1019.A76 Dewey: 302/.12 23
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX18442
C. Wright Mills' role in development of public intellectuals and New Left.
C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) was a pathbreaking intellectual who transformed the independent American Left in the 1940s and 1950s. Often challenging the established ideologies and approaches of fellow leftist thinkers, Mills was central to creating and developing the idea of the "public intellectual" in postwar America and laid the political foundations for the rise of the New Left in the 1960s.