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 does not expect American presidential campaigns to set a high tone , but the tone of the Republican campaign of 1952 , which by comparison seemed to endow even Truman's shameless baiting of Wall Street with a touch of old ...
These were the very years of that “ Little Renaissance ” in which the literary and political culture of the nation seemed once again so full of originality and energy as to mock all despairing assertions about its past .
The American political intelligence seemed to have been stung into life and awakened from its torpor by the crash . The New Deal , at first an object of suspicion to the intellectuals , ended by winning the loyalty of an overwhelming ...
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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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