Intellectuals and the American Presidency by Tevi Troy
The first duty of presidential aides is to make their boss look as good as possible. The first duty of intellectuals, as intellectuals, is to disclose as fully and disinterestedly as possible whatever measure of truth has been vouchsafed them.
About the Author
James Nuechterlein, a former professor of American studies and political thought at Valparaiso University, is a senior fellow of the Institute on Religion and Public Life.