Anti-intellectualism in American Life, Volume 713
Knopf, 1963 - 434 pages
Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life is a book which throws light on many features of the American character. Its concern is not merely to portray the scorners of intellect in American life, but to say something about what the intellectual is, and can be, as a force in a democratic society.
As Mr. Hofstadter unfolds the fascinating story, it is no crude battle of eggheads and fatheads. It is a rich, complex, shifting picture of the life of the mind in a society dominated by the ideal of practical success. --Robert Peel in the Christian Science Monitor
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old ( John Rackstraw and Wat Tyler of the English Peasants ' Revolt of 1381 ] , they want for to demolish all the Learned Professions . Human Learning being contrary to the spirit of God . ” ? What Woodmason observed on the Carolina ...
For an astute contemporary statement on the relation between Bryan's version of democracy , his evangelical sympathies , and his anti - intellectualism , see John Dewey : " The American Intellectual Frontier , " New Republic , Vol .
See also egaliNorton , John P. , scientific agriculturist , tarianism and populism , right wing 274 ; on the dearth of teachers of Polk , James K. , 163 agricultures , 278n . populism . See egalitarianism and populism Ogle , Rep .
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After 50 years, Richard Hofstadter’s analysis of anti-intellectualism in America is not just a historical curiosity; it’s a vital work that continues to inform modern thought and policy. When we see ... Consulter l'avis complet
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The most interesting parts were in the historical observations. The fifth part on anti-intellectualism in education, particularly concerning the state of secondary education seemed irrelevant; at ... Consulter l'avis complet
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