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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Questioned by Senator Fulbright about his qualifications for the post , Mr. Gluck had some difficulty : 8 FULBRIGHT : What are the problems in Ceylon you think you can deal with ? GLUCK : One of the problems are the people there .
... focusing on " civic problems of youth ” and on the local community ; mathematics , consisting only of varieties of applied arithmetic ; social studies , giving attention to " wholesome recreation in the community , ” amenities and ...
Far more probable than the thesis that Dewey was perversely distorted by obtuse or overenthusiastic followers is the idea that the unresolved problems of interpretation to which his work gave rise were tokens of real ambiguities and ...
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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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