Academic Institutions in the Non-Intellectual Society: the Role of Intellectuals in Venezuela

  • Orlando Albornoz
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series


The purpose of this chapter is to look both at the role of the university and that of the intellectuals in a Latin American society, Venezuela. They are, in fact, closely interwoven. We are going to argue here, firstly, that universities in Venezuela are academic institutions in a society which is, according to its social development, what we could call a non-intellectual society. Secondly, we will show that intellectuals in such a society cannot escape being members of the ruling class or the ruling élite, whatever the concept one chooses to apply in this context.


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© Orlando Albornoz 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando Albornoz
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  1. 1.Universidad Central de VenezuelaVenezuela

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