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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248 ; McLoughlin : Billy Sunday , pp . 177 , 179. Sunday's language here expresses a new violence of expression , very common among the clergy during the First World War . See Ray H. Abrams : Preachers Present Arms ( New York , 1933 ) .
It seems a significant token of the extent to which the image of the merchant had established itself as an ideal among businessmen that in New York , by 1850 , “ bankers , capitalists , brokers , commercial lawyers , railroad ...
3 The American Teacher ( New York , 1939 ) , chapter 2. , * Howard K. Beale : A History of Freedom of Teaching in American Schools ( New York , 1941 ) , pp . 11-12 ; Elsbree : op . cit . , pp . 26–7 , 34 . 5 Beale : op . cit . , p .
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - arosoff - LibraryThing
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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