Science as a "political act"

Pierre Bourdieu on Claude Lévi-Strauss

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In memory of Claude Lévi-Strauss, who died this week, here is a lovely clip of the late Pierre Bourdieu explaining how Lévi-Strauss reimagined the role of the intellectual.

 

Jonathan Derbyshire is executive opinion editor of the Financial Times. He was formerly managing editor of Prospect and culture editor of the New Statesman.