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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We cannot all do the same things . We do not like to do the same things . And we won't . When adults finally realize that fact , everyone will be happier , . . and schools will be nicer places in which to live .
The important thing for the individual is to get away from self - analysis and do work which will give him power over things . This , in turn , will lead to power over people , which will heighten self - confidence .
The soundest thing in the new education , Dewey reiterated , was its emphasis upon “ the participation of the learner in the formation of the purposes which direct his activities in the learning process . ” Yet , as he also remarked ...
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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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