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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... and that some fatal complex of moral weaknesses has prevented the systems of foreign societies from working , not least of these being the acceptance of sinister ideologies . But the persistent strength of the Soviet Union , capped ...
... it was replaced by the ideal of the self - made man , an ideal which reflected the experiences and aspirations of countless village boys who had become , if not millionaires , at least substantial men of business .
It prided itself on the realism of recognizing and accepting the intellectual limitations of the masses , and yet on the idealism of accepting , encouraging , and providing for the least able members of the student body .
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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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