Intellectuals - Chapter 13, pgs. 324 - 342 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, pgs. 324 - 342 Summary and Analysis

Kenneth Peacock Tynan was the leader of the intellectual society at Oxford in the mid-1940s. When the truth became known about his father, they found that he spent half of his week at Oxford and the other half as Sir Peter Peacock, a Justice of the Peace with a wife and children. Kenneth wrote reviews and plays and acted in plays. Tynan became well known in the theater world and linked hedonism with socialism. He helped to diminish the system of censorship. His belief in permissiveness led to his own destruction. His concept of hedonism included sexual permissiveness.

Another believer in permissiveness was Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He was a German film director who believed in a great deal of sexual promiscuousness, with a penchant for men. His works also exemplified violence, as second theme of the...

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