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Richard Holbrooke

Ronan Farrow: Our next public intellectual

Ronan Farrow: Our next public intellectual

Alongside our heaps of reality television personalities, Kardashian-style celebrities and teenage pop stars, the United States is poised to get something it sorely needs: a public intellectual. Ronan Farrow has the celebrity background. He's the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen -- or so it was thought until earlier this month, when his mother coyly hinted to Vanity Fair that his father might be Frank Sinatra. Either way, he's clearly got celebrity lineage. But he's also got intellectual chops. The 25-year-old was a Rhodes Scholar and has a degree from Yale Law School, where he was the editor of "The Yale Journal of International Affairs." In 2004, Farrow was the...