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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But in some quarters even the Socialist Party suffered from the cult of proletarianism . In the party's frequent factional fights , intellectual spokesmen were often branded as middle - class academics and were compared invidiously with ...
More typical of the feelings of non - intellectuals in the Socialist Party was the moderate position of its leader , Eugene V. Debs . Observing that there were many socialists “ who sneer at a man of intellect as if he were an ...
These differences were indicative of a major problem faced by the party in dealing with writers and other intellectuals : the conflict between its urgent desire to use them and its inability to sustain a tone that would hold them .
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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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