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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The truth is that the right - winger needs his Communists badly , and is pathetically reluctant to give them up . The real function of the Great Inquisition of the 1950's was not anything so simply rational as to turn up spies or ...
“ If we have to give up either religion or education , we should give up education . ” 3 • 3 • Today the evolution controversy seems as remote as the Homeric era to intellectuals in the East , and it is not uncommon to take a ...
“ Give me the man who prefers his hands to books ... let those who follow husbandry for amusement try experiments . ... Let learned men attend to cases , genders , moods and tenses : you and I will see to our flocks , dairies , fields ...
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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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