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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Representative of the more enthusiastic antics of revivalism was the work of James Davenport , a Long Island minister and a graduate of Yale , who toured Connecticut and Massachusetts in 1742 and 1743 , pouring such invective upon the ...
The minister's success in winning souls was taken as the decisive evidence that he preached the truth . ... The minister , pulled away from the sustaining power of a formidable central church , was largely thrown on his own resources in ...
The ministers , in turn , unable to rely as much as in the Old World upon the authority of their churches and their own positions , became , when they were most successful , gifted politicians in church affairs , well versed in the ...
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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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