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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... a fervent evangelism without intellectual discipline , " and observes that “ the discrediting of ' human learning , ' characteristic of only a minority during the Awakening , later became typical of a majority of Protestantism .
The trans - Allegheny population , which was about 100,000 in 1790 , had jumped to 2,250,000 thirty years later . Many families made not one but two or three moves in a brief span of years . Organizations dissolved ; restraints ...
In 1870 , when the country was on the eve of a great forward surge in secondary education , William Franklin Phelps , then head of a normal school in Winona , Minnesota , and later a president of the National Education Association ...
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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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