Interpreting the world: The writer as public intellectual

(Keynote speech at the PEN Philippines Conference, December 6-7, 2012) Founding Chairman Sionil Jose, Chairman Lumbera, Members Of The Board Of Directors Of Philippine PEN, Friends, Ladies And Gentlemen: A COLLEAGUE at the University of the Philippines thinks the phrase public intellectual redundant, and wonders who may properly be called writers in the Philippine setting. […]