On ‘mediacracy’ and intellectuals

Print edition : February 08, 2013

Edward Said in 2003. A file photo. Photo: AFP

Noam Chomsky Photo: The Hindu Photo Archives

Jacques Derrida in 2004. A file photo. Photo: Pierre Verdy/AFP

Jose Marti

Antonio Gramsci

While the broadcast media often arrogates to itself the right to speak in the name of the nation, catering to their “customers” in the process, intellectuals have a duty to question such practices and resist being co-opted by the channels.
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