What are the common characteristics and skills of "public intellectuals"?

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    DrMelposted 7 years ago

    What are the common characteristics and skills of  "public intellectuals"?

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    gravitybomb87posted 7 years ago

    Public intellectuals are up-to-date with current events, trends, technology, but not in the sense of fads.  They not only know the facts, but what is being discussed about the facts in regards to society, culture, or the future. 

    Knowledge is about knowing facts.  Intelligence is about using those facts to a greater end.

    I imagine public intellectuals are also well-read.

 
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