Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 4 janv. 2012 - 464 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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W. D. Niven, ed.: The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell (Cambridge, 1890), Vol. II, p. 742. a Journals (Boston, 1909-1914), Vol. IX (Iulv 1862 ), p. 31 On the Unpopulan'ty of Intellect.
(Translated by Richard Aldington as The Betrayal of the lntellectuals, Boston, 1955, p. 32.) the respective residues of the aristocratic and the priestly backgrounds INTRODUCTION 32.
a Journals (Boston, 1909-1914), Vol. IX (Iulv 1862 ), p. 436. ° On the recursors of the term intellectual, and its early use in France, see Victor Brom ert: The Intellectual Hero, chapter 2.
... (Boston, 1920 ), Vol. II, pp. 100-1. 3 On this commitment and its effects, see Seymour M. Lipset: “American Intellectuals: Their Politics and Status," Daedalus (Summer, 1959), p. 460—86. Lipset has many ertinent remarks on the sition ...
"The Latest Form of Infidelity Examined," Letters on the Latest Form of Infidelity (Boston, 1839), pp. 98-9, 1 1 1, 1 12-13. The ar umcnt in this passage is similar to that commonly used by the evangelicals. Onellaegins with the hardly ...
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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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