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Caribbean intellectual history

The Intellectual Under Neo-liberal Hegemony in the English-Speaking Caribbean


This article examines the impact of neo-liberal global hegemony on
perspectives of the role of the intellectual in the English-Speaking
Caribbean. It focuses on how neo-liberalism has resulted in shifting the
notion of the politically engaged public intellectual to that of the marketdriven
“politically neutral” consultant. Specifically, the article interrogates
the question of the role of the Caribbean intellectual around three
contending perspectives: the “Platonic” view (which sees good

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