How can you tell for certain“? – by a Man in the Street

 HOW CAN YOU TELL FOR CERTAIN?  to the tune of “I am the very model of a modern Major-General)

How can you tell for certain who’s a public intellectual

Unless they cheat in politics and partnerships And matters inter-sexual

Are bums with Academic ChairsAs well as Editorial

Who operate a censorship

That’s crudely Dictatorial?

*Inspired by lines by W.H. AUDEN –

“To the man in the street 

Who, I’m sorry to say  Is a keen observer of life 

The word Intellectual 

Suggests right away 

 A man who’s untrue to his wife”

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