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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One observer remarked of Sunday that no man of the time , “ not even Mr. Roosevelt himself , has insisted so much on his personal , militant masculinity . ” Jesus was a scrapper , and his disciple Sunday would destroy the notion that a ...
Barton , in his ineffable book , The Man Nobody Knows , remarked that Jesus “ picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that conquered the world . ” “ Conduct the affairs of your soul in ...
As Norman Podhoretz has remarked , “ the primitivism of the Beats serves ... as a cover for an anti - intellectualism so bitter that it makes the ordinary American's hatred of eggheads seem positively benign .
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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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