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Why the Decline of Christian Public Intellectuals Is Worse than You Thought (Or, Belated Thoughts on Alan Jacobs’ “The Watchmen” and More Timely Thoughts on Daniel Drezner’s Recent Accounts of the Ascendant ‘Thought Leaders’)
In his September 2016 Harper’s Magazine essay, “The Watchmen,” Alan Jacobs explored the reasons for the extinction of Christian public intellectuals, “prominent, intellectually serious Christian po…