An Avantgardistic Instinct for Relevances: Intellectuals and their Public

Jürgen Habermas is Professor Emeritus at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His interventions as a public intellectual since the 1950s are collected in the book series Kleine Politische Schriften, consisting of eleven volumes to date (Suhrkamp Verlag, 1981ff.). This essay about the role of the intellectual is an extract from volume XI, […]