Volume 1, Issue 2, 2021
Special Forum on Creolizing Social and Political Theory
What is an Intellectual and What Can an Intellectual Do at Present?
Keep Rosa Luxemburg in Mind
This essay considers the deﬁnition and role of intellectuals based on the inspiration of Rosa Luxemburg and the author’s personal experience. According to the author, an intellectual should not be deﬁned by their occupation but by whether he or she is open-minded, tolerant, and does not give up thinking. The author further reﬂects on the relationship between individuals and groups, steps through which intellectuals participate in reality, and the difﬁculty of ﬁnd-ing all the facts instead of being guided by selected facts. Based on the author’s self-analysis of herself during the COVID-19 pandemic, it could be concluded that intellectuals should never walk into the ranks of blindly cheering for victory and everyone needs to be heard and seen.