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Ascoli, 1938. Social Research 5(1):101-106

On Mannheim's Ideology and Utopia (Note)
Max Ascoli

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Volume 5, No. 1 (Spring 1938): 101-106

Excerpt: ...If I understand correctly Mannheimï¾’s position, the role of intellect is to constitute the Intelligence Service of organized political parties. The intellectuals need to have a passport released by a legitimate party, but they also have or should have a broad and somehow safe freedom of movement through the enemiesï¾’ territory. Among themselves, even when serving opposite interests, they have or should have a certain solidarity coming from the similarity of their function and from their scholarly breeding. Enlisted they are or must be, but in some a-political centers, whether universities or coffee houses, they can at times enjoy a meeting of the minds. Mannheim seems to hope that though mutual intellectual understanding the party warfare may be moderated, and political intelligence used not only as a corrosive of masks but as a healer of wounds...
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