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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Chapter 14 appeared in somewhat difl'erent form as “The Child and the World" in Daedalus. TO E. A. H. 1888-1962. LIANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AIWERICA 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32.
... Adjustment 32.3 14 The Child and the World 359 PART VI: CONCLUSION 15 The Intellectual.- Alienation and Conformity 393 Acknowledgments 433 max follows page 434 PART I Introduction CHAPTER I Anti-intellectualism in Our Time a [ix]
... producing more Sputniks, not for developing more intellect, and some of the new rhetoric about education almost suggested that gifted children were to be regarded as resources in the cold war. But the atmosphere did change notably.
But kindergarten teachers understand children. Theirs is a child-centered program. School days were one continuous joy of games and music and colors and friendliness. Life rolled merrily along through the first grade, the second grade, ...
After each name were little squares. In the squares were little marks, symbols that I did not understand. Her finger moved across the page. My child's marks were not the same as those of the other children. She looked up triumphantly as ...
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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
SelfHelp and Spiritual Technology
Variations on a Theme
The School and the Teacher
The Road to Life Adjustment
The Child and the World
Alienation and Conformity
Business and Intellect