Informit article: Theorizing intellectuals

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A theory about intellectuals has always been one of Arena’s main offerings, and one of the most admired. As early as 1970, Warren Osmond’s chapter in the collection The Australian New Left called the Arena thesis on intellectuals ‘the most lucid and “original” development of Marxist theory anywhere in Australia’. At the same time he noted that the series of articles by Geoff Sharp and others was ‘much neglected’.

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