Thursday, June 10, 2004
The more I am recognized by people in the Arab world, and the more I receive compliments about writings or media appearances, the more I realize this: an intellectual--if this is what I am--can be coopted by governments, and can be also coopted by the masses. I worry less for myself about the first kind of cooptation. It is crucial that one does not flatter the masses, or cater to the masses.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 12:49 AM